Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) – An upper-body injury that sidelined
Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows for Tuesday’s Game 4 of the Western
Conference quarterfinals will keep him out for the remainder of the club’s
series with the Calgary Flames as well.
Burrows was transported to a Calgary hospital after hurting himself during the
morning skate prior to Game 4, which the Canucks lost by a 3-1 score to face
elimination for Thursday’s matchup in Vancouver.
The veteran wing was released from the hospital Wednesday after receiving
treatment for a reported broken rib.
Canucks coach Willie Desjardins told reporters Wednesday that Sven Baertschi,
recalled from Utica of the American Hockey League on Tuesday, will take
Burrows’ place in Game 5. Linden Vey was in the lineup to fill the spot in
Burrows recorded two assists in the first three games of the series and was
tied for third among Vancouver players with 18 goals during the regular