Daniel Sedin to join reeling Vancouver Canucks in Los Angeles
With his team trailing the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 and facing the prospect of being swept from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, injured forward Daniel Sedin is set to join the Canucks for practice in Southern California on April 17.
The team released the information via Twitter early this afternoon. The tweet says: "Daniel Sedin will join the Canucks for a full team practice on Tuesday." It says nothing of his status or availability for April 18’s fourth game of the series.
Sedin was spotted skating on his own prior to practice on April 6 at Rogers Arena. He last practised with the team one week ago today, and the following day was relegated to skating with the club’s so-called Black Aces—spare players not in the playoff lineup.
His father told a Swedish blog that Daniel had experienced headaches following his first full practice, but the Canucks, who have said little about Daniel’s condition, refused to call that a setback.
Sedin, who led the Canucks with 30 goals in the regular season, has been sidelined with a concussion since being elbowed in the head by Chicago’s Duncan Keith on March 21.
He missed the final nine games of the regular season and the first three games of this series with the Kings.
Without Daniel, the Canucks have managed just four goals in three games against Los Angeles and were shut out 1-0 on Sunday night at Staples Center.