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Brent Burns returns to Sharks lineup, loses amazing beard in the process

Feb 9, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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The good news for San Jose Sharks fans is Brent Burns is back in the lineup this afternoon against the Coyotes. It’ll be the first action he’s seen this season for the team and makes an already really good team, better.

The bad news, according to CSNBayArea’s Brodie Brazil, is that Burns’ wild, crazy lumberjack beard is gone thanks to it.

You’ve probably seen Burns’ beard a few times by now (it’s right there staring at you now) and the evolution of his crazy facial hair is really something else, as Puck Daddy showed us. Alas, we’ll have to hope the Sharks make the playoffs and go deep to give us the chance of seeing him all wild and woolly again.

To make room for Burns on the roster, the Sharks put defensemen Nick Petrecki on waivers and sent Matt Irwin to AHL Worcester.

  1. phillyphanatic77 - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Man he looks like a vagrant. Good defenseman though.

  2. mclovinhockey - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    NOOOOO!!! The beard!!!

  3. eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    First off there is noting amazing about the beard just another athlete screaming look at me for attention !

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

      Every time you speak I vomit. That’s an awesome beard.

      Oh but wait wait wait…Philly can grow them BETTER, right..? wtf?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:14 PM

        I don’t know if Philly can grow them better Iam not into mens beards like you ! If your into beards though, your mom has a great one !

      • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:21 PM

        It’s “you’re”, dipsh*t.

        I do love ‘your mom’ jokes, though.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:30 PM

        I especially like the one about your two dads its hilarious ain’t it !

      • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:07 PM

        You are exactly what a Cryer fan should be. :)

  4. sharksfan97 - Feb 9, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    I’m a Sharks fan and this is my analysis: welcome back Burns, but Sharks you’re still clearly outclassed by the likes of Chicago, Boston, LA and other true Cup contenders. But hey, at least you’re entertaining to watch during the regular season!

  5. pariseinminnesotabichez - Feb 9, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    ^LA? Yeah they’re REAL good this year

  6. hosewater2 - Feb 9, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Well this will throw some water on the Sharks fire when Brent Burns the living turnover machine returns.

  7. govtminion - Feb 9, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Pity that he had to trim the wookie-hair, but good that he’s healthy, I suppose.

  8. thehighcountrybear - Feb 10, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Fresh in from his starring role in Little Big Man, give it up foooooor…Jack Crabb ladies and gentlemen!

  9. slickdemetrius - Feb 10, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    On the ZZ Top beard ranking, I’d give it a 4.5 out of 10

  10. bleedingteal4life - Feb 10, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    He needs that beard. He’s an ugly dude, no joke. Decent defenseman though.

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