It appears that Henrik Sedin’s iron-man streak will be ending tomorrow night at 679 games, as his gear was left in Vancouver when the team departed for Edmonton. Henrik suffered bruised ribs in a game versus Phoenix last week, but played for two periods on Saturday night before John Totorella told him to take off his gear for the third.
Henrik, and the Vancouver Canucks coaching staff, have said multiple times that the ironman streak was not important, but Henrik has appeared to play through multiple injuries throughout the years to keep the streak alive. It has been widely reported that even now Henrik has been playing with a couple of broken fingers which has prevented him from taking faceoffs but he continued to dress for every game.
With that being said, the streak is very impressive and something that Henrik should be proud of as it shows a commitment to fitness, endurance and the team to push through the bumps and bruises of a NHL season to play in every game for almost 10 seasons.
If Henrik Sedin misses the game on Tuesday versus Edmonton, his ironman streak will be the 6th longest in NHL history.