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Canucks forward Burrows injured at Worlds: report

Friday, 05.16.2014 / 3:20 PM / News

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Canucks forward Burrows injured at Worlds: report
Vancouver Canucks right wing Alexandre Burrows reportedly sustained an injury to his right leg during Canada's 6-1 victory against Italy in preliminary-round play of the 2014 IIHF World Championship on Friday.

Vancouver Canucks right wing Alexandre Burrows reportedly sustained an injury to his right leg during Canada's 6-1 victory against Italy in preliminary-round play of the 2014 IIHF World Championship on Friday.

According to The Canadian Press, Burrows collided knee-on-knee with Joachim Ramoser of Italy with 56 seconds remaining in the first period.

Ramoser was given a five-minute major penalty for kneeing and an automatic game misconduct. Burrows was unable to put any weight on his right leg while being assisted off the ice by teammates and did not return to the game.

"I don't think he'll be out too long," Canada teammate James Reimer (Toronto Maple Leafs) told CP after the game. "We're not quite sure the extent of what's going on but I don't think it's as serious as it may have appeared, although you never know when things settle down. Hopefully he'll be back, but who knows."

Canada plays Sweden on Sunday with first place in Group A at stake. If Burrows is not able to play, coach Dave Tippett (Phoenix Coyotes) said he will dress 12 forwards.

"He's a big part of this team," Canada captain Kevin Bieksa (Vancouver Canucks) said. "The way that he plays is contagious, the grit that he plays with and the character. He's a big-game player so we're going to need him coming down the stretch."

Burrows had five goals and 15 points in 49 games with the Canucks in 2013-14. In nine NHL seasons, all with the Canucks, Burrows has 157 goals and 309 points in 618 games.

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