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Daniel Sedin out 3 weeks or longer; Canucks face Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday

Vancouver left winger Daniel Sedin is expected to miss at least three weeks after he suffered an injury in the 2014 Heritage Classic. - Wikimedia Commons (author Loxy!!)
Vancouver left winger Daniel Sedin is expected to miss at least three weeks after he suffered an injury in the 2014 Heritage Classic.
— image credit: Wikimedia Commons (author Loxy!!)

The Vancouver Canucks are expected to be without their top left winger – Daniel Sedin – for at least three weeks, and TSN reports there is no timetable for the wideout's return.

Sedin suffered the injury – a termed lower-body injury – in the second period of Vancouver's 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators at Sunday's 2014 NHL Heritage Classic, after colliding/being hit by Senators d-man Marc Methot.

Sedin has struggled in 2014 and has 40 points through 63 games this season.

The Canucks have won just one game in their past 10.

Daniel's absence is another in a season flush with injuries for Vancouver. At times this season, the Canucks have been without Henrik Sedin, Alex Burrows, Alex Edler, Kevin Bieksa, Chris Tanev, Roberto Luongo, Jordan Schroeder, Ryan Stanton, and Mike Santorelli, all of whom have missed multiple games or extended periods with injuries.

Ryan Kesler also missed a game last week with a hand injury, suffered during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Vancouver's next game is Tuesday night in Phoenix, against the Coyotes, at 6 p.m. PST. Both Phoenix and Vancouver are fighting for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Coyotes are in 11th with 65 points and Vancouver is in 10th with 66. The Dallas Stars are in eighth place with 66 points – tied with Vancouver, but the Stars have two games in-hand on the Canucks – and the Minnesota Wild are in seventh place with 73 points, seven points ahead of the bottom of the bracket.

VIDEO: John Tortorella, post-Heritage Classic

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