Posted January 20, 2014

Canucks’ Henrik Sedin out Tuesday after 679 consecutive games played

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Vancouver center and captain Henrik Sedin will miss his first game in almost 10 seasons. (Harry How/Getty Images

Vancouver center Henrik Sedin will miss his first game in almost 10 seasons. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Vancover Canucks captain Henrik Sedin will not play in Tuesday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers due to an apparent rib injury, according to SportsNet’s Dan Murphy.

It breaks his streak of 679 consecutive games played, which is the sixth-longest streak in NHL history. The last game Sedin missed was March 19, 2004.

Sedin was injured in the second period of Thursday’s 1-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes when he was cross-checked by Coyotes’ center Martin Hanzal. He was forced to leave Saturday’s brawl-filled game with the Calgary Flames after the second period.

Sedin, in his 13th season, has nine goals and 31 assists in 50 games.

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