Alex Burrows LW VAN 2 Months

Burrows has an upper-body injury and will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Ducks, the team's official Twitter account reports.

It remains unclear what Burrows is dealing with, but we do know Linden Vey will take his place on the second line Thursday. Burrows is having himself a nice bounce-back season thus far, collecting four goals and nine points in 16 games.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 3 Months

Burrows potted his third goal of the season in Sunday's win over the Sharks.

Burrows has been a decent fantasy play this season, netting eight points in 13 games, to go with a plus-5 rating. Skating on the second line with the surging Nick Bonino, Burrows should score 20 goals and land in the 50-point range. He's a great secondary scorer.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 3 Months

Burrows (suspension) will be back in the lineup Thursday against the Sharks, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Burrows served a three-game ban for his check to the head of the Habs' Alexei Emelin last week, but with his return, prospect Bo Horvat will be forced to the press box. The veteran winger has rebounded well from a dismal 2013-14 campaign, scoring two goals and six points in 10 games prior to his suspension.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 3 Months

The NHL has suspended Burrows for three games following his hit to Alexei Emelin's head on Thursday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.

There was no penalty called after the collision, but the NHL determined the hit was serious enough to warrant a three game suspension. Burrows will miss match-ups with Edmonton, Nashville, and Colorado while serving his suspension.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 3 Months

Burrows is expected to face supplemental discipline for his illegal hit on the Habs' Alexei Emelin on Thursday, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports.

Burrows appeared to check Emelin in the head after the defenseman attempted a shot. No penalty was called while Emelin remained down on the ice before leaving for the remainder of the period. Burrows is set to have a phone hearing with the league office Friday, and while he may be able to avoid a suspension, he could be fined for the hit.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 3 Months

Burrows snapped a three-game scoreless streak Thursday against the Blues by picking up a pair of assists. He also went plus-2 on the evening.

Although it's been a bit of an uneven start to the year for Burrows, he's still finding the scoresheet at a better rate than he has either of the last two seasons. If he can bounce back even as far as the high 40s in terms of points, his combination of offense and penalty minutes will once again play in a wide variety of formats.

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Burrows netted a power-play goal in Wednesday's season-opening win over the Flames.

It took Burrows 36 games to score his first goal last season, so this is a relief for fantasy owners. Burrows was also credited with two PIM and five hits in the win. It was a great start for the 33-year-old winger, who is currently skating on the second line alongside Nick Bonino and Chris Higgins.

Alex Burrows LW VAN 4 Months

Burrows finished the preseason with no goals and two assists in five games, to go with a plus-3 rating.

Burrows heated up towards the end of the preseason, fitting in well on the second line with Chris Higgins and Nick Bonino. Burrows loses some fantasy value due to the fact he is no longer playing with the Sedin twins, but that doesn't mean he can't still produce 20 goals. Burrows will see time on the team's second power-play unit and should improve on the lackluster five goals and 15 points he achieved in 2013-14. He is nowhere near that bad.

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Alex Burrows will likely skate on the second line with Nick Bonino in 2014-15.

Radim Vrbata is projected to play with the Sedin twins, so Burrows will get Bonino and either Zack Kassian or Jannik Hansen as his linemates. "I think we want to have more balance on our four lines and more scoring depth," said GM Jim Benning. "So if we can move Alex, say, from the first line to the second line, it makes our second line better. I think now we have depth at the forward position where every line can contribute in scoring and that's one of the things we set out to do." Burrows struggled mightily last year, while earning five goals and 15 points in 49 appearances.

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Team Canada coach Dave Tippett said that Alex Burrows (knee) "probably" could've played Tuesday against Norway if "we needed him to play."

That's good news as it looked like Burrows was seriously injured when he collided knee-on-knee with Joachim Ramoser of Italy on Friday. Tippett expects him to be fine to play when Canada plays in the quarterfinal round this week.