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Vancouver Canuck defenceman Dan Hamhuis leaves Game 1 of Cup final

VANCOUVER – Vancouver Canuck defenceman Dan Hamhuis left Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday with an apparent injury.

In the second period, Hamhuis went to the ice after delivering a hip check on Bruins forward Milan Lucic, who was sent flying head-over-heels.

Boston’s David Krejci took exception to the hit and cross-checked Hamhuis while he was on the ice.

Hamhuis went to the Canucks’ dressing room hunched over and wincing, and did not return to the game.

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There was no word from the Canucks on his condition.

A serious injury to Hamhuis would be a significant loss for the Canucks. Hamhuis often partners with Kevin Bieksa against the opposition’s top forwards.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had Game 1 on Monday in the first paragraph.