• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Vancouver forward Alex Burrows out at least two weeks with foot injury

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks will be without forward Alex Burrows for at least two weeks due to a foot injury.

Burrows suffered the injury blocking a shot while killing a two-man advantage in Vancouver's NHL season-opening 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks Thursday night.

"Alex Burrows is out and he's probably going to be out for a couple of weeks," head coach John Tortorella said Saturday prior to the Canucks' game against the Edmonton Oilers.

"I know you're probably going to ask about 15 questions about shot blocking. Alex Burrows made the right play and if he doesn't make that play, he'll probably never kill a five-on-three again here. So don't turn it into that. It was the right play to be made. Injuries happen in a lot of different ways."

Tortorella wouldn't give any information on the exact nature of the injury.

"I just don't think we need to give out that information," he said. "He's going to be out for a couple of weeks and that's the way we're going to leave it for right now."

Burrows lead the Canucks with 13 goals last season. He also had 11 assists in 47 games.

More Stories

Kings re-sign forward Dwight King to 3-year, $5.85 million contract, avoiding arbitration

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Left wing Dwight King has agreed to a three-year, $5.85 million contract to...

Columbus Blue Jackets sign forwards Jerry D'Amigo, Dana Tyrell to 1-year, 2-way contracts

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forwards Jerry D'Amigo and Dana Tyrell to one-year,...

Toronto Maple Leafs sign veteran forward Daniel Winnik to one-year contract

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed centre Daniel Winnik to a US$1.3-million, one-year...

Vancouver Canucks sign sixth-overall draft pick Jake Virtanen

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have signed sixth-overall draft pick Jake Virtanen. The...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Who is more likely to get an NHL job again first?




Contests

Our Partners