Canucks not saying much about injury to Alex Burrows

 

 
 
 
 
Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames fights Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the Western Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 19, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
 
 

Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames fights Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the Western Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 19, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Photograph by: Derek Leung, Getty Images

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CALGARY -- A day after a contentious NHL ruling cleared him to play in Game 4, Vancouver Canucks winger Alex Burrows was felled by a mysterious injury Tuesday that could cost him much more than one game.

Burrows left the ice early during Tuesday’s optional game-day skate at the Scotiabank Saddledome. In obvious discomfort and hunched over, Burrows asked for help and was followed down the tunnel by team medical staff and trainers.

He spent more than an hour in the Vancouver dressing room area before being wheeled out on a stretcher and put into an ambulance, which transported him to a Calgary hospital.

The Canucks issued a statement shortly after that saying Burrows had suffered an upper-body injury and was being taken to hospital for precautionary reasons.

Later, Renaud Lavoie of TVA in Quebec reported that Burrows had suffered a broken rib.

If that’s the case, he won’t be back for the remainder of this best-of-seven series.

Burrows remained in hospital early Tuesday night, but the team expected him to be released later in the evening and hoped he would accompany them on their charter flight to Vancouver after the game.

The team would provide no other details on the injury.

Burrows’ injury occurred a day after the NHL head office decided it would not enforce a one-game suspension that Burrows faced for the instigator penalty he received for a late third-period fight with Flames defenceman Kris Russell.

Burrows has 19 goals and 34 points in 70 playoff games with the Canucks. Daniel Sedin (24) and Henrik Sedin (22) are the only players on the current Vancouver roster with more playoff goals.

Burrows had two assists in the first three games of this series with the Flames.

Burrows was one of two Canuck forwards to miss Tuesday night’s game. Centre Brad Richardson sat out with an undisclosed injury. Linden Vey and Brandon McMillan filled their spots in the lineup.

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Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames fights Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the Western Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 19, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
 

Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames fights Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the Western Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 19, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Photograph by: Derek Leung, Getty Images

 
Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames fights Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the Western Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 19, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Shot of ambulance carrying Alex Burrows leaving Saddledome. No sirens or flashing lights were activated.
David Jones #19 of the Calgary Flames mixes it up with Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks.
Calgary Flames defenceman Kris Russell stepped up to take on Vancouver Canucks right winger Alexandre Burrows.
Vancouver Canucks’ Alex Burrows, centre, tries to get the puck past Calgary Flames goalie Jonas Hiller.
Jonas Hiller #1 of the Calgary Flames stops the shot of Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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