Jan 16, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) reacts after his goal was disallowed after video review during the third period against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Canucks' Henrik Sedin Pulls Out of Team Sweden at Sochi Olympics

Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin will pull out of Team Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to an injury.

Earlier in the day, head coach John Tortorella announced Henrik will miss the final two games before the Olympic break. Tortorella added he would prefer if Henrik didn’t participate in the Olympics so his injury can heal, but the decision was up to him.

General manager Mike Gillis, while making his weekly appearance on the TEAM 1040, said his availability for the Olympics was dependent on whether team doctors clear him to play or not.

It appears doctors did not clear Henrik, which is why he is pulling out. He will replaced on the roster by Calgary Flames centre Mikael Backlund.

Henrik was a member of the 2006 team that captured gold in Turin, Italy.

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