Brent Burns D SAN 19 Hrs

Burns gathered an assist in 26:49 of ice time Thursday against the Ducks.

The assist helped Burns snap his longest point slump of the season at four games. A drought of that length isn't particularly worrisome for a defenseman, and is probably more of a testament to Burns' impressive consistency this season. His ability to avoid significant dry spells has enabled him to rank among the top-scoring defensemen all season, with his 35 points currently checking in a tie for fourth place on that list.

Brent Burns D SAN 17 Days

Burns had an assist and three shots in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.

Burns has posted a goal and seven assists in his last seven games. He's also averaged 2.9 shots per game through that stretch. He's an elite option on D for owners.

Brent Burns D SAN 24 Days

Burns was credited with a pair of assists during Tuesday's overtime win in Minnesota.

That's points in four straight now for Burns, who continues to put up forward-type numbers from his spot on defense. Make sure he's in your lineup, then sit back and enjoy the ride.

Brent Burns D SAN 25 Days

Burns scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Jets.

That's now three straight with a point for Burns and ends a stretch of five consecutive without a goal. The 29-year-old has been one of the top blueliners all season, and now owns 31 points through 40 contests.

Brent Burns D SAN 26 Days

Burns had an assist, two shots, a minus-2 rating, and 25:17 in Saturday's 7-2 loss to St. Louis.

Burns has assists in two straight games, giving him ten goals and 19 assists on the year. That puts him at third in the NHL in points among defensemen and tied for first in goals.

Brent Burns D SAN 1 Month

Burns scored the overtime-winning goal Saturday against the Blues.

Burns continues to roll, recording three goals and seven points in his last eight games. With 26 points in 34 games, the 29-year-old has been one of the best fantasy defenseman this season. You know what to do.

Brent Burns D SAN 2 Months

Burns scored a power-play goal during Thursday's win over the Wild and now has a point in three straight games.

It's not a huge hot streak, but it continues what's been a fairly steady campaign for Burns in terms of the scoresheet, as he's got 24 points in 31 games. That puts him on a 63-point pace, so if he can stay healthy and keep it up, he'll blow by last year's career-high 48 points. However, his minus-5 rating on the year could certainly use some course correction.

Brent Burns D SAN 2 Months

Burns had an assist in 24:33 of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Flames.

Even when there isn't much offense to go around, Burns is getting involved. So even if your league doesn't score caveman beards or pizzas eaten, Burns is an elite defenseman.

Brent Burns D SAN 2 Months

Despite speculation that Burns might be best used back at forward, as he was last year, the team says there's "zero percent" chance of him moving to forward, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

Burns is far from being unproductive and is a great roster grab on defense, but he's not quite at the amazing pace he was on last season. The change of his availability from forward to defense makes him valuable no matter what in almost all formats.

Brent Burns D SAN 2 Months

Burns picked up two assists in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Bruins.

The offensive contributions were a total team effort, as Burns was one of eight Sharks skaters to finish with multi-point games. The two-helper performance ended a three-game scoring drought for Burns, who continues to adapt well to the move back to the blue line. He ranks in a three-way tie for second place in defenseman scoring with 21 points.