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The Vancouver Canucks, awaiting word on the fate of their coach, announced that they'll be without their No. 1 center on Tuesday.

Henrik Sedin, the team's leader with 31 assists and 40 points, left Saturday's game after falling to the ice. He had been cross-checked in the ribs on Thursday and also had been dealing with a finger issue before that, according to the Vancouver Province.

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Tuesday's absence will mean the end of his 679-game iron man streak, the sixth longest in NHL history. St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is the active leader at 682 games.

Sedin last missed a game during the 2003-04 season and has missed 10 games in his NHL career. During his streak, he has led the league in assists three times and won the scoring title and MVP in 2009-10.

He had one point in his last six games and didn't take faceoffs in a couple of those games.

Last season, he went to the dressing room after playing 22 seconds in the regular-season final to keep the streak alive and make sure he didn't get hurt for the playoffs.

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Assistant coach Mike Sullivan made the announcement about Sedin after practice because coach John Tortorella had a hearing to determine if he'll be suspended for going into the Calgary Flames' hallway to challenge coach Bob Hartley's decision to put his fourth line on the ice for the opening faceoff.

Tortorella countered with his fourth line and five fights broke out.

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