BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Andrej Sekera #4 of the Carolina Hurricanes jokes with his former teammates as he warms up to play the Buffalo Sabres in a preseason game at First Niagara Center on September 19, 2013 in Buffalo, United States. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)
You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.
— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense