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When Vancouver Canucks star Daniel Sedin(notes) and his lovely wife Marinette Sedin posed with his Ted Lindsay Award for outstanding player Wednesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, something seemed a little … crooked.

Mystery: Who broke Daniel Sedin’s Ted Lindsay Award in Vegas?

For comparison's sake, take a look at Alex Ovechkin(notes) with the Lindsay Award last season — specifically the stick.

Mystery: Who broke Daniel Sedin’s Ted Lindsay Award in Vegas?No bend. No black tape wrapped around the shaft.

Someone broke Ted Lindsay!

Sedin was eventually made aware of this fact, so he covered up the busted stick with his hand during post-NHL Awards photos.

So what happened? Norm Clarke of Vegas Confidential theorized the following:

Media members were first told that country music star Dierks Bentley may have accidentally bumped into the trophy backstage but an event rep later said the award was damaged in transit to Las Vegas, or while being transported after it arrived here.

Broken in transit? Did the NHL run out of funds for bubble wrap and Styrofoam packing peanuts? This is what happens when you meet Criss Angel's appearance fee.

So, in summary: Should have been you, Lady Byng.

s/t to Larry Brown Sports for the Vegas news.

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