Sedin was taken off the ice on a stretcher late in the second period of Sunday night’s regular-season finale against the Calgary Flames after taking a hit from behind.
Sedin crumpled to the ice after getting hit in the numbers by Calgary’s Paul Byron in the Vancouver zone with 2:44 left in the period. The Canucks’ trainer rushed to Sedin’s side and immediately signalled for a stretcher. The Canucks said Sedin was taken in stable condition to Vancouver General Hospital to undergo further evaluation. He exhibited signs of movement to his extremities and showed improvement from initially being hit.
Markstrom allowed five goals on 22 shots in a loss to the Oilers last night. His first two starts with the Canucks have not gone very well as he has allowed eight goals on 49 shots (.837 SV%), both resulting in losses. He will start the last game of the season vs. the Flames.
Markstrom allowed three goals on 27 shots in a loss to the Avalanche in his first start with the Cancuks. He will get a second chance tonight and draws a much easier matchup in Edmonton. However, it is Ryan Smyth's last NHL game so the Oilers could come out flying for their veteran.
Corrado will play the remaining three games for the Canucks.
A different defenseman will come out of the lineup each night, tonight it will be Jason Garrison. Corrado, 21, has no points and a minus-4 rating in 12 games with Vancouver this season. While with Utica (AHL) he posted six goals and 11 assists in 56 games.
Markstrom has not started an NHL game since December 20th. He played 19:48 wit the Canucks in early March after replacing Eddie Lack--he stopped four of five shots. He will likely start the remaining three games in a lost season for the Canucks. This will give Vancouver a good idea of what their goalie situation will be like heading into 2014-15.
Lack stopped 25 of 26 shots in a 2-1 win over the Kings on Saturday. The win snapped a three-game losing skid for Lack and also kept the Canucks slim playoff hopes alive. His 19th consecutive start ties a Cancuks' franchise record for most consecutive starts (Corey Hirsch). He comes into play tonight at 0-3-1 with 4.04 GAA and .867 SV% vs. Anaheim this season.
Lack allowed three goals on 31 shots in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. He has dropped his last three starts with a 3.67 GAA and .863 SV%. He has still started every game since the Olympic break, it does not look like Jacob Markstrom is going to get a start this season.
Sedin (knee) likely back in the Canucks lineup on Saturday.
Updating an earlier report: John Tortorella said he expects to have Sedin back in his lineup tomorrow. Sedin has missed the last four games but will likely be centering a line with Chris Higgins and Nicklas Jensen on his wings Saturday. This does not matter much to the Canucks, but could mean a lot to fantasy owners. Henrik was dropped in 11% of Yahoo! leagues, so take a peek for his availability.
Sedin has missed the last four games but is skating again this afternoon. The Canucks' season is virtually over, so unless Henrik is 100 per cent, John Tortorella likely will not put him into his lineup. Monitor his status leading up to Saturday's game.
Sedin (leg) skated prior to the Canucks morning skate on Tuesday.
Sedin will miss his fourth straight game tonight vs. the Rangers, but it is a good sign to see him back on the ice. The Canucks are desperately trying to salvage their season and make it into the playoffs and having a healthy Daniel and Henrik would certainly help their chances. Sedin remains day-to-day.
Lack gave up five goals on 21 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Ducks on Saturday. It was not an easy matchup, but even a .762 SV% is not enough to force John Tortorella to turn to Jacob Markstrom for his first start with Vancouver. Lack started all 14 games for the Canucks in March; he went 6-7-1 with a 2.98 GAA and .889 SV%.
Lack gave up three goals on 28 shots in a OT loss to the Avalanche on Thursday. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for Lack. Tonight, will mark his 16th consecutive start, as the Canucks continue to try and ride the 26-year-old to a playoff berth. He is 0-2-1 with a 3.65 GAA and .893 SV% against Anaheim this year.