Fedor, younger bro of Sergei, to Vancouver

Updated: December 15, 2003, 4:56 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The younger brother of Anaheim">Anaheim star Sergei Fedorov was called up by the Vancouver Canucks from the AHL on Monday.

Center Fedor Fedorov will join the team in Nashville and play Tuesday night against the Predators. He leads Manitoba in scoring with 11 goals and 20 points in 26 games.

Fedorov had one assist in seven games with the Canucks last season. He was recalled for 10 days in November this year but did not get into the lineup. The Russian was selected by Vancouver as the 66th pick in the 2001 entry draft.

Backup goaltender Johan Hedberg did not join the team on Monday's flight to Nashville after re-injuring his left wrist Sunday. He stayed in Vancouver for treatment but could rejoin the Canucks on their three-game trip.

Starting goalie Dan Cloutier, out the last three games with a sore groin, made the trip and could return Tuesday.


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