Daniel Sedin Injury: Updates on Canuck Star's Head and Recovery

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 13, 2014

USA Today

Updates from Monday, April 14

Daniel Sedin spoke about last night's injury (via Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun and Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province):

Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun had more on Paul Byron after the hit:

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What a terrible way to end the season for the Vancouver Canucks. It's not bad enough that they've been treading water for most of the year. Then, in the regular-season finale, Daniel Sedin is carried off the ice on a stretcher.

The left winger was slammed against the boards by Calgary Flames center Paul Byron. After spending a period time laying motionless on the ice, the stretcher was called.

GIF via @myregularface

Byron was given a game misconduct and removed from the game, per Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun:

John Shannon reported that Sedin was taken to a hospital, but he had movement in his extremities, which is a great sign:

Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province provided an update after Sedin reached the hospital: 

His brother Henrik briefly spoke with Daniel according to the team's official Twitter account:

Dan Murphy of Sportsnet later confirmed that Sedin would not be spending the night in the hospital: 

It's no doubt a scary scene to see a player in any sport placed on a backboard and carried off on a stretcher. With Sedin, though, it appears the medical personnel acted more proactive than reactive.

The timing of the injury, in a way, couldn't be any better. Sedin won't have any pressure to return to the ice, so he'll be able to rehab for as long as he needs to in order to get back to 100 percent.