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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