Canucks’ Desjardins: Henrik Sedin out until after All-Star break

Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin was reduced to all fours following a brutal hit from New York Islanders forward Mikhail Grabovski

Captain Henrik Sedin is not expected to return to the Vancouver Canucks until after the All-Star break, coach Willie Desjardins told reporters on Monday.

Sedin suffered an upper-body injury following a hit from Islanders forward Mikhail Grabovski during the first period of Sunday’s 2-1 shootout victory over the New York Islanders. Desjardins remained cautious with Sedin, who was seen riding a stationary bike during Monday’s practice.


“It's probably a 10-day injury. I think he'll be back after the All-Star break.”

Grabovski was handed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for his hit on Sedin, who has collected nine goals and a team-leading 28 assists in 44 games this season. The 35-year-old Swede’s 37 points trail only twin brother Daniel for the club lead.

Vancouver (19-17-10), which is 4-1-1 in its last six contests, is 2-1-0 on its current six-game road trip. The Canucks return to action on Tuesday against the New York Rangers (24-16-5).