Vancouver Canucks winger Alexandre Burrows could be injured as he was seen limping “badly” after Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy tweeted the news:
Saw Burrows limping quite badly out of #canucks room when media was let in.
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) October 4, 2013
The good news is Burrows did finish the game albeit in a diminished role. He was replaced on the top line with Daniel and Henrik Sedin by David Booth. Burrows dropped down to the second line to play with Chris Higgins and Ryan Kesler.
New head coach John Tortorella has placed a greater emphasis on blocking shots than his predecessor, Alain Vigneault. Burrows was credited with three blocked shots in the game.
The Canucks have already lost one player to injury from a blocked shot. Centre Jordan Schroeder was diagnosed with a hairline fracture and will be out until late October at the earliest.