Vancouver Canucks winger Alexandre Burrows will be out a “couple of weeks,” according to head coach John Tortorella.
Tortorella refused to divulge on the specifics, but Burrows presumably has a fracture in his right foot as he was seen with a walking boot.
Injured Nux RW Alex Burrows seen with boot on right foot in Rogers Arena hallway. #canucks
— Elliott Pap (@ElliottPap) October 5, 2013
“He’s probably gonna be out for a couple of weeks,” Tortorella announced to the media.
The media members assembled at Rogers Arena were quick to ask the head coach about his emphasis on shot blocking.
“Alex Burrows made the right play and if he doesn’t make that play, he’d probably never kill a 5-on-3 again here,” responded Tortorella. “So don’t turn it into that [questioning shot blocking].
“It was the right play to be made. Injuries happen in a lot of different ways. So we’ll continue to try to play defence—not just shot block—the way you are supposed to.”
The Canucks will play tonight with seven defencemen. Yannick Weber, who has experience at forward, will likely draw into the lineup. He could give the Canucks power play unit a boost as well with his heavy shot.
Expect the Canucks to call up a forward from the Utica Comets of the AHL in time for Sunday’s game against the Calgary Flames. Zach Hamill is a candidate.