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Canucks' Burrows ruled out for remainder of series

by Kevin Woodley /

VANCOUVER -- Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows has been ruled out for the remainder of the Western Conference First Round series against the Calgary Flames, coach Willie Desjardins said Wednesday.

Burrows, who appeared to be injured in the morning skate prior to Game 4 at Scotiabank Saddledome, was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. He remained in Calgary on Wednesday.

"It's nothing to worry about; it's not. It's just kind of a comfort thing," Desjardins said. "He won’t be around for the rest of the series; he won’t be back for the rest of the series."

Burrows had two assists in the first three games of the best-of-7 series. The Canucks trail 3-1 and face elimination in Game 5 on Thursday at Rogers Arena (10 p.m. ET; CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports).

Desjardins confirmed forward Sven Baertschi would play Game 5 against his former team.

Baertschi, who was selected 13th in the 2011 NHL Draft by the Flames, was recalled from the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League on Tuesday and was a healthy scratch for Game 4.

Based on the practice lines Wednesday, Baertschi, who scored twice in the Canucks' final game of the regular season, will skate on the second line with Nick Bonino and Radim Vrbata, and Linden Vey, who was put into the lineup after Burrows' injury Tuesday, will be a healthy scratch.

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