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Foot injury doesn't break Henrik Sedin's consecutive games played streak

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Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33), of Sweden, and Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin (22), of Sweden, congratulate teammate Byron Bitz, center, on his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mike Strasinger) Author: The Hockey News

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Foot injury doesn't break Henrik Sedin's consecutive games played streak

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin is playing 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.

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