Daniel Sedin will miss Canucks' opening playoff game tonight

 

 
 
 
 
Vancouver Canucks star winger Daniel Sedin works out prior to the team's practice at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, April 9, 2012. Sedin, who suffered a concussion during a game last month, was absent from the Canucks' practice on Tuesday. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
 
 

Vancouver Canucks star winger Daniel Sedin works out prior to the team's practice at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, April 9, 2012. Sedin, who suffered a concussion during a game last month, was absent from the Canucks' practice on Tuesday. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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It is official: Daniel Sedin will not play tonight for the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarter-final against the Los Angeles Kings.

Sedin, out of the lineup since March 21 with a concussion, did not take the morning skate, one day after being held out of the team's practice and taking to the ice as a member of the Black Aces - the players not expected to make the lineup.

Alain Vigneault made the announcement following the game-day skate.

"There's nothing new to report, so, he's not going to play tonight," said Vigneault, who held court with a large group of reporters for about 10 minutes.

A report from Swedish website Allehande.se stated the Canucks forward was still experiencing concussion symptoms, citing Sedin's father, Tommy, as the source.

Henrik would not comment on his brother's condition, or the report, after the game-day skate.

"Yesterday I warned Hank, this morning I warned Hank to warn his father and mother, I only forgot to mention the two brothers so maybe if you guys want to call one of the two brothers, you might get another story there," said Vigneault in jest.

"I don't know what to tell you."

Daniel Sedin hasn't played since March 21 when he was elbowed in the head by Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith.

Keith received a five-game suspension.

Mason Raymond skated Wednesday morning, as well as Tuesday, on a line with Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows.

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Vancouver Canucks star winger Daniel Sedin works out prior to the team's practice at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, April 9, 2012. Sedin, who suffered a concussion during a game last month, was absent from the Canucks' practice on Tuesday. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
 

Vancouver Canucks star winger Daniel Sedin works out prior to the team's practice at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, April 9, 2012. Sedin, who suffered a concussion during a game last month, was absent from the Canucks' practice on Tuesday. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Photograph by: Ric Ernst, PNG

 
Vancouver Canucks star winger Daniel Sedin works out prior to the team's practice at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, April 9, 2012. Sedin, who suffered a concussion during a game last month, was absent from the Canucks' practice on Tuesday. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Vancouver Canucks winger Chris Higgins gets his visor cleaned during the team's practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks centre Sammy Pahlsson (right) gets leaned on by blueliner Alex Edler during the team's practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks centre Sammy Pahlsson skates during the team's practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Keith Ballard (left) listens to head coach Alain Vigneault at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault and defenceman Keith Ballard at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks blueliner Andrew Alberts at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks Zack Kassian (left) and Dale Weise at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider makes a save with defenceman Marc-Andre Gragnani on his doorstep at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks rookie winger Zack Kassian at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Keith Ballard at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks associate coach Rick Bowness at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider eyes the puck as centre Ryan Kesler goes for the rebound at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks David Booth squeezes out teammate Dale Weise at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks Dale Weise (left) and David Booth at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault barks out directions at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin (left) and Aaron Rome jostle at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canuck Manny Malhotra at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks blueliner Aaron Rome at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks winger David Booth at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo and defenceman Chris Tanev at practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Daniel Sedin skates at a Vancouver Canucks practice on Monday, April 9, 2012 for the first time since a March 21 elbow to the head sidelined him. Sedin’s Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Daniel Sedin practises with Canucks skills coach Glenn Carnegie at a Vancouver Canucks practice on Monday, April 9, 2012 for the first time since a March 21 elbow to the head sidelined him. Sedin’s Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Daniel Sedin skates at a Vancouver Canucks practice on Monday, April 9, 2012 for the first time since a March 21 elbow to the head sidelined him. In the background is defenceman Marc-Andre Gragnani. Sedin’s Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Daniel Sedin talks with teammate Keith Ballard (right) at a Vancouver Canucks practice on Monday, April 9, 2012.  It was the first team practice for Sedin since a March 21 elbow to the head sidelined him. Sedin’s Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Daniel Sedin jostles with teammate Aaron Rome during a Vancouver Canucks practice on Monday, April 9, 2012. It was the first team practice for Sedin since a March 21 elbow to the head sidelined him. Sedin’s Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Canucks skills coach Glenn Carnegie (left) works with Daniel Sedin prior to the team's practice at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, April 9, 2012. The Canucks face the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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