From a report by Swedish website Allehanda.se: Daniel Sedin will not be playing in Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. According to Daniel’s father, Tommy (who is as it happens, Henrik’s father), the younger Sedin is still experiencing concussion symptoms.
Update: Alain Vigneault confirms that Daniel Sedin will not play.
While Daniel skated with the team in practice on Monday, he was not with the main group on Tuesday, skating instead in a shorter session with other players who were expected to miss the opening night of the playoffs. Tommy Sedin indicated that Daniel experienced a headache after Monday’s practice and has still not completely recovered from the concussion he received after being elbowed in the head by Duncan Keith.
He also indicated that Daniel may be having problems with his neck.
On Monday after practice, Henrik Sedin told reporters that his brother was 100%, while coach Alain Vigneault insisted that Daniel had not experienced a setback after missing Tuesday’s practice. This new report casts doubt on those claims.
In Daniel’s absence, it seems likely that the lines that skated together during Tuesday’s practice will remain intact for game one, meaning Mason Raymond will skate with Henrik and Alex Burrows on the top line, while Maxim Lapierre will skate on the second line with Ryan Kesler and David Booth.
s/t Jon Haggqvist.Tags: Daniel Sedin, injury, playoffs