Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 months ago

Burrows confirmed Monday that the injury that kept him out of the Canucks' final three playoff games involved fractured and dislocated rib cartilage.

Per the report, Burrows initially suffered the injury in Game 3 of the team's recent series against the Flames, and then aggravated the issue while taking a shot in practice. In any case, the 34-year-old winger -- who notched 18 goals, 33 points and 68 PIM in 70 regular season games for the Canucks in 2014-15 -- now has the entire offseason to heal up. He's under contract with the Canucks for two more seasons, at a cap hit of $4.5 million.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 months ago

Burrows (rib) will not be available for the remainder of the Canucks' current playoff series against the Flames.

On the plus side, coach Willie Desjardins relayed Wednesday that Burrows' injury is "nothing serious," which suggests that there's some chance that the forward -- who remains in Calgary at this time -- could potentially return to postseason action in the event that the Canucks are able to rally from a 3-1 series deficit to advance to the second-round of the playoffs.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 months ago

Burrows (rib) was not present for practice Wednesday.

Per Dan Murphy of Sportsnet, Burrows, who landed in a Calgary hospital after suffering a broken rib Tuesday, has yet to return to Vancouver, where the Canucks play on Thursday, so it appears safe to rule Burrows out for Game 5 of the team's opening round playoff series that evening.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 months ago

Burrows (rib) was scheduled to be released from the hospital Tuesday night, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.

Burrows was sent off the ice on a stretcher following Tuesday's morning skate for what was later reported to be a broken rib. The injury kept him out of Game 4 against the Flames and puts his availability in serious question for the remainder of the series. With Burrows unavailable, Brandon McMillan entered the lineup Tuesday in his stead.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 months ago

Burrows was diagnosed with a broken rib after departing Tuesday's morning skate, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Burrows' removal from practice and subsequent hospitalization seemed to something highly serious was in play, but it appears the Canucks sent the ambulance just for precautionary reasons. Nonetheless, the rib injury will still prevent Burrows from suiting up Tuesday's Game 4, and quite possibly, the remainder of the series and beyond. With the winger unavailable, Sven Baertschi was recalled from AHL Utica on Tuesday and will enter the lineup for his postseason debut.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 months ago

The Canucks announced that Burrows, who sustained an upper-body injury at practice Tuesday, was subsequently taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

While the nature of Burrows' injury has yet to be clarified, the team's statement indicating that he was taken to the hospital as a precaution offers hope that the forward avoided a serious injury. The report confirms that Burrows will not play Tuesday night against the Flames.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 months ago

Burrows (undisclosed) left Tuesday's morning skate in an ambulance, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.

It was initially reported that Burrows merely suffered a minor injury, but the need for a stretcher and ambulance hints strongly at something more serious. The Canucks are expected to make a statement shortly.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 months ago

Burrows, who suffered an undisclosed injury during morning skate, is expected to be fine for Tuesday's Game 4 against the Flames, TSN 1040 AM's Matthew Sekeres reports.

The Canucks recalled Scen Baertschi from AHL Utica, hinting at some kind of injury concern. While Burrows is apparently the banged-up player, he's still on track to play in Tuesday's game. Baertschi is expected to be a healthy scratch.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 months ago

Burrows' instigator penalty from Sunday's Game 3 was rescinded and he will not be suspended for Tuesday's Game 4 against the Flames.

Burrows was charged with the penalty with less than two minutes remaining in the game, but the Department of Player Safety determined there wasn't any "retaliatory" nature in the incident. Expect him to see his usual minutes on the top line with the Sedin twins going forward.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 months ago

Burrows collected 21 PIM in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Flames.

This Flames and Canucks series has gotten vicious and Burrows was right in the middle of it Sunday. Burrows did receive an instigator in the last five minutes, which means a one-game suspension, but that can be rescinded -- which has already happened once in this series. While the 34-year-old was mixing it up physically in the loss, he was also a dangerous offensive threat, firing six shots on goal. It's possible he gets suspended, which would be a significant loss for the Canucks, who are now trailing Calgary 2-1 in their first round-series.