Flu ends Nicklas Lidstrom's streak

Updated: January 26, 2012, 12:27 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Nicklas Lidstrom's consecutive-games streak ended at 213 on Wednesday night when the Detroit Red Wings captain sat out against the Montreal Canadiens because of the flu.

The 41-year-old defenseman practiced with his teammates earlier Wednesday, but was unable to play in the NHL's last game before the All-Star break.

Lidstrom, an 11-time participant in the All-Star Game, wasn't picked for this year's festivities in Ottawa by request. He and veteran Anaheim Ducks ...

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