Burrows pronounced himself fit to return to the lineup after a few days of treatment on his back.
"I needed a realignment kind of thing," he said. "The medical staff did a great job. I didn't think it was bad at first. But for a few days it was tough walking around and getting out of bed. Now it's nice to see it's a quick fix and back in the lineup."
Burrows hasn’t played since he was hit by Chris Stewart of St. Louis on Nov.4.
Visa issues could delay Ben Maxwell's arrival to Anaheim. The Ducks claimed Maxwell off waivers from Winnipeg on Thursday and coach Randy Carlyle indicated that they might not see him until after the weekend.
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday