Foot injury doesn’t break Henrik Sedin’s consecutive games played streak

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin is playing in his 553rd consecutive game Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild.

Sedin’s streak, the second-longest active run in the NHL, was in jeopardy after he was hit in the foot Tuesday night by a slap shot from Nashville defenceman Kevin Klein.

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Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said before Thursday’s game that a CT scan came back clean. Sedin took part in the morning skate and was a game-time decision.

Sedin is fifth in the NHL with 57 points.

Calgary Flames defenceman Jay Bouwmeester is the active consecutive games played leader with 559 entering Thursday.