Sedin, the Canucks' leading scorer with 12 goals and 34 points, was scratched due to a stiff back. Vancouver called up forward Mark Mancari from its AHL affiliate in Chicago and inserted him into the lineup.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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