If Henrik Sedin didn’t look quite himself down the stretch of the season, it was for good reason.
President of Hockey Operations Trevor Linden revealed that the Canucks captain played with a broken finger, among other injuries, when speaking with reporters at today’s media availability.
“He battled some challenges through Christmas there with his hip, back, and obviously the shoulder in Long Island” explained Linden. “These guys you don’t hear anything from, they suffer in silence. They’re warriors, they’re tough.”
Henrik battled through injury from around Christmas until he hurt his shoulder against the New York Islanders on January 17, keeping him on the shelf for 18 days.
Prior to Christmas, Henrik had 32 points (9-23-32) in 34 games. He finished the remainder of the season with 23 points (2-21-23) in 40 games.