CHICAGO - APRIL 08: Nikolai Khabibulin #39 of the Chicago Blackhawks knocks the puck away from R.J. Umberger #18 of the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 8, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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