Daniel Sedin returning to practice for Canucks

Daniel Sedin returning to practice for Canucks

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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 21: Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks passes the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on March 21, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Canucks 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Daniel Sedin

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Associated Press

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 3:00 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Sedin is returning to practice with the Vancouver Canucks as they attempt to avoid a shocking playoff exit.

Sedin has been sidelined with an apparent concussion for 12 games, including the Canucks' three straight losses to the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings. The 30-goal scorer and former Hart Trophy finalist is flying to Los Angeles to join the Canucks in practice Tuesday before Game 4 against the Kings on Wednesday.

The NHL's best regular-season team is on the brink of elimination after three losses to the Kings in which the Canucks scored just four goals. Sedin and his brother, Henrik, form one of the NHL's most potent scoring tandems.

The Canucks took a day off Monday. Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault wouldn't speculate whether Daniel Sedin might play in Game 4.

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