Canucks Rest D. Sedin In Season Finale: Daniel Sedin was given the night off for Saturday's regular season finale against the Oilers, the Vancouver Province reports. (Updated 4/28/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 6/19/13).
The Canucks had clinched the Northwest Division prior to Saturday's finale, so they opted to rest a handful of regulars. Alex Burrows, Dan Hamhuis, Alex Edler and Jason Garrison all joined Daniel Sedin in the press box. The good news is Vancouver will enter the playoffs healthy for its first-round matchup against the Sharks. (Updated 4/28/13).
While he didnt put up MVP-caliber numbers, Daniel had another stellar campaign in 2011-12. He finished with 67 points (30 G, 37 A) while sporting a plus-14 rating in 72 games. The 32-year-old winger also continued to be a force on the power play, finishing with 10 goals and 15 assists with the man advantage. The only cause for concern heading into the 2012-13 campaign is the concussion injury that sidelined him for the final 12 games of the regular season stemming from a hit by Chicago's Duncan Keith. Despite the injury, Daniel did manage to return for the final two games of Vancouver's first-round playoff loss to Los Angeles. He played well in his two playoff appearances and the Canucks havent reported any complications since, so he should be good to go for the start of camp. Monitor Daniel's concussion status prior to your drafts, but, he has had plenty of time this offseason to get his health right and be one of the top point producers in the league once again. (Updated 8/14/12)