Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin left with an apparent left leg injury with 4:45 left in the second period over the Buffalo Sabres and also Nashville Predators defenseman Seth Jones had concussion-like symptoms against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Sunday night and did not return.
Henrik Sedin was honored in a pregame ceremony for playing his 1,000th NHL game 4 games earlier. The center, who leads the Canucks with 46 points, including 5 assists in his past 3 games, got up slowly after getting checked along the boards. He didn’t put much weight on his left leg as he limped to the locker room and did not start the 3rd period of the 4-2 victory.
Forward Daniel Sedin returned over the Sabres after missing 9 games with a hamstring injury, and forward Ryan Kesler came back after missing 4 with a sprained knee. Forward Alexandre Burrows missed the game after injuring his left hand in a game on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Seth Jones – who sustained a hit along the boards in the neutral zone 6:37 into the first period, finished the period but didn’t come out for the second. He played 5:48 and logged 8 shifts. The rookie was partnered with Victor Bartley. Jones has 6 goals and 18 assists in 72 games for Nashville, which defeated Chicago 2-0 score.