Brent Burns will miss the Sharks' game in Detroit on Monday after getting hit in the mouth on Saturday against Calgary.

Burns tied for third on the team with four goals could return in time for San Jose’s visit to Boston on Thursday.

“Brent won’t play tonight. He got hit in the teeth – well he doesn’t have teeth I guess in the gums – the other night and they are bothering him right now” Todd McLellan said. “He’ll be out tonight and hopefully he’s ready to go when we get to Boston.”

Burns who also got whacked in the face by the stick of goalie Robin Lehner against Ottawa on Oct. 12 is on the trip but was not at Joe Louis Arena on Monday morning.