RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 07: Frantisek Kaberle #5 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his third period goal with teammates Scott Walker #24, Sergei Samsonov #14, and Niclas Wallin #7 during a NHL game against the New York Islanders on April 7, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Canes defeated the Islanders 9-0. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via 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