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Henrik Sedin plays through foot injury to continue streak

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Associated Press
2/9/2012 8:56:26 PM
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin played in his 553rd consecutive game Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild.

Sedin's streak, the second-longest active run in the NHL, was in jeopardy after he was hit in the foot Tuesday night by a slap shot from Nashville defenceman Kevin Klein.

Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said before Thursday's game that a CT scan came back clean. Sedin took part in the morning skate and was a game-time decision.

Sedin is fifth in the NHL with 57 points.

Calgary Flames defenceman Jay Bouwmeester is the active consecutive games played leader with 559 entering Thursday.

Henrik Sedin (Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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