Canucks' Daniel Sedin 'okay' day after hit from behind

TSN.ca Staff
4/14/2014 3:27:32 PM
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Daniel Sedin has seemingly escaped serious injury.

The Vancouver Canucks forward had a CT scan following a hit from behind into the boards by Paul Byron in Sunday night's season-ending 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

Late in the second period, Byron hit Sedin into the boards and the 33-year-old's head crashed into the glass. Byron received a five-minute major for boarding on the play and a game misconduct. No further discipline is expected for Byron.

Sedin met the media on Monday saying that everything will be fine health-wise.

 "I hit my head on the glass," said Sedin, who finished the season with 16 goals and 31 assists in 73 games played. "I tried to lift my head, but couldn't get it off the ice. I thought: lay still."

The Swede admits that he was scared in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

"I was scared," said Sedin. "I felt something wasn't right. I couldn't lift my head off the ice. It feels okay today."

Byron, 24, reached out to Sedin following the game. The Ottawa native texted Sedin to apologize.

"I'm glad he's okay," said Byron.

The Canucks finished the season in 12th place in the Western Conference, missing the playoffs for just the third time since 2000. Sedin acknowledges that things have to change for next season.

"It's been a tough year," he said. "I think we need to get back to playing the way we know how to play."

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