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Vancouver Canuck defenceman Dan Hamhuis leaves Game 1 of Cup final @NHL

VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canuck defenceman Dan Hamhuis has left Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final against the Boston Bruins with an apparent injury.

In the second period, Hamhuis went to the ice after delivering a hip check on Bruins forward Milan Lucic, who was sent flying head-over-heels.

Boston's David Krejci took exception to the hit and cross-checked Hamhuis while he was on the ice.

Hamhuis went to the Canucks' dressing room hunched over and wincing. He missed the rest of the second period and was not on Vancouver's bench to start the third.

There was no word from the Canucks on his condition.

A serious injury to Hamhuis would be a significant loss for the Canucks. Hamhuis often partners with Kevin Bieksa against the opposition's top forwards.

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