“It’s probably a 10-day injury,” Desjardins told reporters Monday. “I think he’ll be back after the all-star break.”
Desjardins said his team captain will likely be sent home from New York City with an upper-body injury after a first-period hit from Mikhail Grabovski took Sedin out of Sunday’s 2-1 shootout victory over the New York Islanders.
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Grabovski received a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the NHL will not be scheduling a supplementary discipline hearing for Grabovski.
“I didn’t see him at all. I knew someone was there, but I thought I had somehow turned away from him, so I did not expect him to hit me at that point,” Sedin said after the game.
If Desjardins' estimate proves true, Sedin will miss four games, putting his likely return Feb. 4 versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Sedin has nine goals and 28 assists this season. His brother, Daniel, was selected to represent the Canucks at the All-star Game in Nashville.