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Alex Burrows has recovered from a concussion

May 12, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT

Alex Burrows, Jimmy Howard AP

The Vancouver Canucks got a scare earlier this month when Alex Burrows suffered a concussion while playing for Team Canada in the 2012 IIHF World Championships. Although the 2012-13 campaign is still months away, it’s hard to put a timetable on a concussion.

Fortunately, the worst case scenario didn’t play out.

“Every day has been really good for him since the initial play,” Canadian coach Brent Sutter said. “Since then he’s been good.”

Burrows did not end up reporting any post-concussion symptoms and he’s fine to resume playing for Team Canada in the tournament.

This is the first time that Burrows has ever played for Team Canada on the international stage. He went undrafted and had to work his way up from the ECHL.

Burrows’ four-year/$8 million contract runs through the 2012-13 campaign. After that, he’ll probably get a sizable raise.

  1. sabatimus - May 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

  2. sjsharks66 - May 12, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    That’s a shame…that he recovered.

  3. interiorfan - May 12, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    What’s with the hate, people? He’s scored in every game since he came back. Show a little class, would you?

  4. sjsharks66 - May 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    For the diving, biting, hair pulling burrows? No thanks man.

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