Oct 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Vancouver Canucks left wing Chris Higgins (20), right celebrates his goal with teammate center Henrik Sedin (33) as Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann (8) skates by during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Canucks defeated the Flyers, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel and Henrik Sedin Split Up at Vancouver Canucks Practice


It looks like Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin might be playing on different lines for the foreseeable future.

The Canucks practiced on Wednesday morning in Philadelphia in preparation for Thursday’s matchup against the Buffalo Sabres.

Henrik centred Chris Higgins on left wing and Ryan Kesler right wing. Daniel was on left wing on the second line with Mike Santorelli at centre and Jannik Hansen on right wing.

The third line was Jordan Schroeder between David Booth and Zack Kassian. The fourth line was Brad Richardson between Tom Sestito and Dale Weise.

These were the lines the Canucks finished with in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. The new line centred by Henrik produced the game-tying goal by Higgins and the game-winning by Kesler.

It is not the first time head coach John Tortorella has split up the Sedins. He has done it multiple times midway through games this young season with good results, but has gone back to Sedins on the same line the next game.

Tortorella says even though the Sedins practiced apart, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will start apart against the Sabres.

“I’m not sure what the lines will be [on Thursday] night,” Tortorella said. “I just kept the lines the same as I ended the game last night so we’ll see where we go [on Thursday].”

We look forward to seeing how long this experiment lasts.

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