Henrik Sedin Officially Out For Olympics

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Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin has confirmed reports that he won’t be representing Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Earlier today, Vancouver announced it was shutting Sedin down for the final two games prior to the Olympic break, with head coach John Tortorella saying he didn’t want the captain to play in Sochi.

The news is a big blow to both player and country, as Sedin has a long history of competing for Sweden internationally.

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