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article imageCanucks Alex Burrows may be out again after nasty Shea Weber hack

By Marcus Hondro     Mar 21, 2014 in Sports
The injury parade that has plagued the NHLs Vancouver Canucks this season looks to be continuing. On a day forwards Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler returned to practice, winger Alex Burrows was absent. GM Mike Gillis suggested he might be out a while.
The fiery winger, who caught fire lately with 5 goals and 4 assists in 5 games, was hurt in the Canucks 2-0 win over Nashville Wednesday when Predators' defenceman Shea Weber viciously slashed his thumb. The refs missed it but while Weber was busy making that dirty play, Canucks' rookie Nicklas Jensen was opening the scoring.
But if Weber was looking to hurt the Canucks chances of staying ahead of his club with his hack by putting Burrows out of the line-up, it seems he was successful. “We don't have a final medical report yet but it doesn't look good,” Gillis told media about Burrows' thumb on Friday. “The preliminary analysis is not positive.”
Burrows has already missed time this season with a broken foot and a jaw. The NHL has been cracking down on hits to the head but should consider all incidents where a player is hurt after a non-call, intentional act like the play in which Weber hacked Burrows.
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