VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin will miss four to six weeks with a broken foot.
Sedin was walking on crutches on Sunday. He was hit in the foot by a shot from teammate Alex Edler in a 7-1 win over Montreal on Wednesday. He finished the game and recorded three assists, but X-rays on Friday revealed a fracture.
Sedin and his twin Henrik tied for the team lead with 82 points last season, and Daniel has averaged more than 30 goals over the last three seasons for the Canucks.
Vancouver recalled Guillaume Desbiens from Manitoba of the American Hockey League. The 24-year-old will make his NHL debut on the third line, while Steve Bernier will skate with Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows on the top unit.