New Jersey Devils v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Four
RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 21: Sergei Samsonov #14 of the Carolina Hurricanes checks Paul Martin #7 of the New Jersey Devils in the first period during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2009 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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