VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was taken off the ice on a stretcher late in the second period of Sunday night's regular-season finale against the Calgary Flames after taking a hit from behind.
Sedin crumpled to the ice after getting hit in the numbers by Calgary's Paul Byron in the Vancouver zone with 2:44 left in the period.
The Canucks' trainer rushed to Sedin's side and immediately signalled for a stretcher.
Sedin, who appeared to be moving his fingers on a television replay, was fitted with a neck brace and placed on a backboard.
Byron was assessed a five-minute penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.
Sedin scored two goals in the first period to give him 16 on the season.
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