After practice, head coach John Tortorella indicated both players have been cleared to practice, but not to play.
Both Alex Burrows (jaw) and Alex Edler (knee) practised with team but not yet cleared to play, says Torts. #Canucks
— Elliott Pap (@ElliottPap) January 9, 2014
The fact that Burrows spent time skating with the Sedins seems to indicate he is very close to returning. The Canucks had two other extra forwards, so the coaching staff could have easily formed a fifth line for practice.
The Canucks currently have 21 players on their roster including goaltender Roberto Luongo, who hasn’t been placed on injured reserve. They won’t need to send anybody down to activate Burrows and Edler off injured reserve.
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