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Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin, of Sweden, waves to the crowd as he's honoured for playing 1,000 NHL games before the NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin, of Sweden, waves to the crowd as he's honoured for playing 1,000 NHL games before the NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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