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Burrows suffers knee injury while playing in Worlds (Updated)

May 16, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

Alex Burrows AP

Alex Burrows left Team Canada’s world championships game on Friday after receiving a knee-on-knee hit from Italian forward Joachim Ramoser, according to the Canadian Press.

The 33-year-old forward went down and had to be helped off the ice by teammates Nathan MacKinnon and Brayden Schenn. Canadian coach Dave Tippett doesn’t think the injury’s serious, but the situation will be re-evaluated tomorrow, per TSN’s Brent Wallace.

Burrows was looking to end his season on a positive after scoring just five goals and 15 points in 49 games with Vancouver. He was derailed by a foot injury, broken jaw, and hand injury during the 2013-14 NHL campaign.

It was reported yesterday that Canucks coach John Tortorella wanted Burrows bought out before the bench boss was fired. Burrows comes with a cap hit of $4.5 million annually through the 2016-17 campaign.

Update from Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy:

  1. rbbbaron - May 16, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Good way to avoid a possible (likely?) buyout

  2. canucks30 - May 16, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    This guy is close to being done and he’s going to be eating up $4.5 Million of cap space until 2017. Yikes.

    • canucks30 - May 16, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      Too many people romanticize with the 2009-2012 Burrows. He’s in his mid-30’s now, injury prone, and on the decline in terms of offensive production.

      • hosewater2 - May 16, 2014 at 3:14 PM

        Agree. Another case in point for not letting your players participate in these silly international exhibition games.

  3. r8rbhawk - May 16, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Like Milan Lucic, I am not sorry this happened.

    • weenerman - May 16, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      That’s not all the two of you have in common. You are both classless jerks.

      • r8rbhawk - May 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM

        I didn’t say I was glad it happened, I just said I am not sorry that it did

  4. thesportsjudge - May 16, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Live by the sword, die by the sword.

  5. sayingthetruthperiod - May 16, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Players really should stay out of these tournaments. Young players fighting for roster spots in NHL are smart to play but vets? Unless they dont intend to play in NHL anymore, they need to stay out. Id be mad if I was an NHL team and my guys were in this tournament.

    • 16thearlofderby - May 16, 2014 at 6:36 PM

      how can a person be an NHL team

      whatever hockey players play hockey they don’t jump out of airplanes

      pitchers throw the ball in the winter

      hitters swing the bat

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