Burns was hit in the mouth during the Sharks' game Saturday against the Calgary Flames. Burns is tied for third on the team with four goals.
"Brent won't play [Monday]," Sharks coach Todd McLellan told CSNCalifornia.com. "He got hit in the teeth -- well, he doesn't have teeth, I guess in the gums -- the other night and they are bothering him right now. He'll be out [Monday] and hopefully he's ready to go when we get to Boston [for a game Thursday]."
In Burns' spot on Joe Thornton's line will be Freddie Hamilton, who will make his NHL debut. The 2010 fifth-round pick (No. 129) was called up Monday from the Sharks' American Hockey League team, the Worcester Sharks.
"It can't get much better than that, one of the best players in the League and has been for a long time, so that's pretty exciting," Hamilton told CSNCalifornia.com of playing with Thornton. "It's just really exciting. … I've dreamt about this for a long time and finally it's come true."
"Just enjoy it," Thornton told CSNCalifornia.com. "We've all been through our first game and there's a lot of nerves so just enjoy it, have fun and work hard. I'm excited for him and looking forward to playing with him."
Here's how the Sharks' lineup could look Monday: