Report: Daniel Sedin Out For Canucks' Playoff Opener Against Kings

Thursday April 12th, 2012

The Vancouver Canucks will be the top overall seed when they open the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight at Rogers Arena, but they'll be without leading goal scorer Daniel Sedin for Game 1 against the Los Angeles Kings, according to ESPN.

Sedin, who powered the Canucks this season with 30 goals and 37 assists, missed the last nine games of the regular season with a concussion. He practiced Monday but began experiencing headaches shortly thereafter; he's been limited ever since.

Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said that Mason Raymond will likely join Sedin's twin brother Henrik on the top line.

"We've never talked about elements that we don't have in our lineup," Vigneault said. "We've always played with the guys that are healthy and capable of helping this team. That line is going to have to find a way to do what they do."

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