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Henrik Sedin played with injuries for Canucks

Broken finger last on list of what slowed Vancouver captain

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin played this season with injuries to his back, hip, shoulder and hand, general manager Trevor Linden revealed Tuesday.

Sedin missed eight games and played the final games with a splint on a broken finger. The center had one goal and six assists in his final 18 games.

Sedin had nine goals and 28 assists (37 points) in 44 games before the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, but two goals and 16 assists (18 points) in 30 games afterward.

Vancouver (31-38-13) finished sixth in the Pacific Division and 12 points out of the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. The Canucks finished the season with eight injured players unable to play.

"After the All-Star break, injuries have not been the problem," said Sedin, who will turn 36 in September. "We tried to hang on to a playoff spot and tried to be in the fight for a long time, but when that didn't happen it was more of an emotional thing. The last 10 or 15 games have been tough, and you can look at our point production and it's not where it should be. It's tough to get up for games and do all the things 110 percent when the playoffs aren't in the picture."

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