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Video: Burrows suffers sprained hand in scuffle with Kessel

Feb 13, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks is injured. Again.

The good thing for him and the Canucks is the National Hockey League is on its Olympic break, so he does have time to heel up. The injury, according to Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun, is a sprained hand, suffered during a scuffle with Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel last Saturday – the final game before the league shut down for Sochi.

Burrows has played in 28 games this season for the Canucks, but has yet to score a goal. He has five assists. This slump is raising concerns because Burrows has, in four of the last five seasons, averaged more than 20 goals per season. He hit 35 in 2009-10.

Injuries have factored into his struggles.

Burrows suffered a broken foot in the season opener blocking a shot, which is an element of the defensive game head coach John Tortorella has emphasized in his time with the Canucks.

He then suffered a broken jaw in December after taking a puck to the face in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

  1. gregman98 - Feb 13, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    “heel up” ???

    I’d understand the pun if it was “lower body” injury.

    • thesportsjudge - Feb 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      I’m not understanding why your comment has ANY thumbs-down.

  2. sabatimus - Feb 13, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Expected nothing less from Burrows.

  3. smarshall3789 - Feb 13, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Good I’m glad that guy is a clown and he’s terrible way overrated I mean really I’d be good too if I played with the Sediens what a joke he’s embarrassing to watch

    • thesportsjudge - Feb 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      …………………….There you go. Those are your lost periods for your post.

  4. blomfeld - Feb 14, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    As a ‘lukewarm’ supporter of the Vancouver Canucks, I say ‘occupez-vous de votre main’ Alex and get well soon ! In life friends, we will ‘all’ traverse peaks and valleys, no two ways about it. And therefore I would submit that Burrows is currently walking through a valley from which he is ‘sure’ to emerge … no less than one is sure that the sun will rise tomorrow ! :)

    GO BURROWS !!!

    GO CHICKEN (HUMAN) FINGERS !!!!!!

    • jimeejohnson - Feb 14, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      Nice.

  5. therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Leave it to the gutless one to throw punches, or considering the source, slaps, while wearing a full face shield. On a brighter note, at least with the shield Kessel’s digits were safe.

  6. withseidelinn - Feb 14, 2014 at 3:55 AM

    Chirp a guy that has 31 more goals than you and 60 more points. That’s called karma.

  7. jpat2424 - Feb 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    As jerry Seinfeld said,” that’s a shame. “

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