Alexandre Burrows RUMORS & NEWS

  • Canucks forward Alex Burrows takes skate to face, returns to game

    Fox Sports "Alex Burrows is looking a little tougher after Sunday's game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The Vancouver Canucks forward found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when he took a skate to the face in the second period. Burrows fell down in front of Vancouver's net,..." December 01

  • Canucks F Alex Burrows suspended 3 games for hit to head "The NHL announced on Friday evening that Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows has been suspended for three games for an illegal hit to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin on Thursday night. The play occurred early in the second period after Emelin had attempted a pass that..." November 01

  • Burrows keen to break with the past after nightmare season

    Vancouver Sun "One game into his resurrection, Alex Burrows has the blood out of his mouth. It actually tasted better than last season. “Seven stitches,” the winger said Friday, showing the sutures required inside his lower lip after the Vancouver Canucks’ season-opener two nights earlier. “I just rinsed my..." October 11

  • Burrows injured by knee-on-knee hit at worlds "Alex Burrows suffered an apparent right knee injury in the first period of Team Canada’s game against Italy at the world hockey championship and will not return. Italian forward Joachim Ramoser made knee-on-knee contact with Burrows in Canada’s offensive zone with 56 seconds left in the first..." May 16

  • Team Canada hopes leg injury to forward Alex Burrows is not too serious

    Vancouver Sun "The hope around Team Canada is that the right leg injury Alex Burrows suffered Friday in a victory over Italy is not too serious. Coach Dave Tippett and his players were somewhat optimistic about Burrows after a knee-on-knee hit from Italy's Joachim Ramoser knocked the Vancouver Canucks forward..." May 16

  • Daniel Sedin back in against Sabres but Burrows out; Kesler a game-time decision

    Vancouver Sun "Daniel Sedin is in, Alex Burrows is out and Ryan Kesler will be a game-time decision for the Vancouver Canucks as they return to the ice today against the NHL bottom-feeding Buffalo Sabres. Daniel's return from a hamstring injury suffered three weeks ago coincides with Burrows's departure from..." March 23

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    Jeff Paterson @patersonjeff

    Torts on radio says #Canucks Burrows has sprained hand from Kessel fight. Hopes to have him ready for practice on 19th

  • Canucks' Burrows has excuses, won't use them, as goal famine reaches 22 games

    Vancouver Sun "The biggest goal Alex Burrows has scored among his 171 in the National Hockey League, playoffs included, came in the playoffs of 2011. It was so big that it earned itself a nickname – 'The Slay-The-Dragon Goal' – and anyone who follows the Vancouver Canucks knows exactly why. Cue the harp..." January 29

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    Dan Murphy @sportsnetmurph

    The Moj got it right. Burrows busted his jaw in Carolina. #canucks hoping out "indefinitely" is closer to one month.

  • Alex Burrows out ‘at least four weeks’ with broken jaw

    Vancouver Sun "Alex Burrows has been missing for a month on the scoresheet. Now he'll be missing from the Vancouver Canucks' lineup, too, for at least the next four weeks. The veteran winger underwent surgery here Monday for a broken jaw, the day after Burrows was hit in the face by teammate Chris Tanev's..." December 03

  • Injury to Burrows puts damper on Canucks' home opener

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks will attempt to win their first game of the new National Hockey League season tonight without one of their most valuable players. Winger Alex Burrows who skates on the first line with the Sedin twins kills penalties and centres the second power-play unit is out with a foot..." October 05

  • Alex Burrows expected to miss 'couple of weeks' for Canucks "The Vancouver Canucks' forward depth looks like it has taken another hit after head coach John Tortorella declared Alex Burrows will be out for “a couple of weeks.” Burrows is believed to have been injured while blocking a shot in Thursday night's game against the San Jose Sharks. Tortorella..." October 05

  • Canucks’ Burrows, new bench boss Tortorella still in meet-and-greet stage

    Vancouver Sun "Veteran forward Alex Burrows and new Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella are apparently going to learn about one another on the fly. Burrows a Canuck since 2006 did not have a single conversation with Tortorella over the summer and their first chat was at the team’s fishing trip up..." September 13

  • Milos Raonic ready to serve one up for Canucks’ Alex

    Vancouver Sun "It appears that Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic is ready for a serving showdown with Vancouver Canucks winger Alex Burrows. On Monday, Burrows told The Vancouver Sun he'd love to try and return one of Raonic's bullet serves after watching the big Canadian deliver the goods in Sunday's Davis..." April 10

  • Alex Burrows gets bell rung vs. Slovakia at Worlds

    Vancouver Province "Canucks winger Alex Burrows left Canada's opening game with Slovakia at the World Hockey Championships in Helsinki, Finland on Friday with an apparent head injury. There is obvious concern he suffered a concussion when he fell awkwardly in the second period of the game — which Canada won 3-2 —..." May 05

  • Alex Burrows, Jannik Hansen the only Vancouver Canucks playing at world hockey championships

    Vancouver Sun "Barring some last-minute additions, the Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks will only have two players participating in the upcoming world hockey championships. Winger Alex Burrows joined Team Canada on Monday and skated in practice on a line with Corey Perry and Jamie Benn. Fellow..." May 01

  • The Canucks next goalie is ... Alex Burrows?

    Vancouver Province "Alex Burrows is always at the end of the victory celebration line to give his teammates the high-five. But imagine the Vancouver Canucks winger as the last line of defence should Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider succumb to injury in the same game. "I hope to God that never happens," chuckled..." March 06

  • Burrows, lucky bounce send Canucks past Blues

    Vancouver Sun "It was fantastic competition, but not great hockey. Still, this seems to be the future of the National Hockey League – Thursday's showdown for first-place overall that was won 2-0 by the Vancouver Canucks over the St. Louis Blues on a lucky bounce and an empty-netter. It was fiercely..." March 02

  • Burrows No. 4 even-strength goal scorer in the NHL

    Vancouver Province "After some interesting number-crunching by Scott Cullen of TSN, Alex Burrows turns out to be the fourth-best even-strength goal scorer in the NHL, at least last season. Sidney Crosby led the pack, which isn't surprising, with 1.92 goals for every 60 minutes of even-strength play. Former..." July 20

  • Burrows gets taste of fans' displeasure

    Boston Globe "Every series this playoff season has spawned a villain. In the Stanley Cup Final, the Canucks' player the Bruins' fans most love to hate is forward Alex Burrows. First there was Bitegate, when Burrows was accused by Bruins center Patrice Bergeron of biting his finger in Game 1. The league took..." June 07

  • Burrows: a man on an impossible mission

    Vancouver Sun "With all that has happened, it is easy to forget how outrageous it is that Alex Burrows made it this far and how hard he had to work for his opportunity. Until you watch him play. His desperation is evident every game, every shift, almost every stride and puck battle. Burrows was never supposed..." June 06

  • Burrows, Kesler, Luongo are true standouts on deep Canucks squad

    Toronto Star "Each has had moments, each has laboured, each has surged, each has made the difference. The Vancouver Canucks, to be sure, are a team of depth, a team that can lose a good defenceman like Dan Hamhuis to injury in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final and see Andrew Alberts enter the fray and..." June 06

  • Father knows best, and Burrows buries Bruins

    Vancouver Sun "So, have you read enough about Alex Burrows lately? His parents have. They've been reading, and hearing, about their son the biter, the sneaky-dirty player, the villain of the Vancouver Canucks' Game 1 victory in the Stanley Cup final. Saturday, his dad Rodney called, with the best advice he..." June 05

  • Alex Burrows overtime hero in 3-2 win over Bruins

    Vancouver Sun "This time, Alex Burrows really took a bite out of the Boston Bruins. The Vancouver winger scored two goals, including the winner 11 seconds into overtime, and set up another as the Canucks beat the Bruins 3-2 Saturday night to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup..." June 05

  • Burrows' pathological problem and why he scored

    Toronto Star "Why did Alex Burrows score the overtime winner in last night's 3-2 Canucks win? Because his dad told him to. Turns out Mr. Burrows was tired of listening to how his kid has a pathological biting problem. Which he does. He also has a pathological 'skinning Zdeno Chara alive' problem...." June 05

  • Especially after bite, it's tough to swallow

    Boston Globe "If you own one of the 2 million to 3 million busted TVs in New England this morning — one of those HD wide-screen numbers with your work boot stuck smack dab in the middle of the screen — chances are the last two words you screamed at the end of last night's Stanley Cup Final broadcast on NBC..." June 05

  • Alex Burrows Canucks' fearless foil to Sedins, for opponents

    Vancouver Sun "Love him (Vancouver does) or hate him (most everyone else outside of Pincourt, Que.), Alex Burrows has made himself into one of the National Hockey League's most interesting stories. Not irresistible, mind you. Just interesting. The 30-year-old winger's list of transgressions amounts to a..." June 04

  • Burrows facing possible suspension for biting

    The Globe and Mail "One game into the Stanley Cup finals, and we've got a controversy. Vancouver Canucks winger/pest Alex Burrows is expected to have a hearing with the NHL before Saturday's Game 2 after biting the finger of Boston Bruins centre Patrice at the end of the first period. Burrows received an extra..." June 02

  • Burrows Bruins overbite "classless"

    Vancouver Province "They won the opener of the Stanley Cup final, but the Canucks may have lost two key players for Game 2 against the Boston Bruins. Clearly, shut-down defenceman Dan Hamhuis didn't look good leaving the game after injuring himself while hip checking big Bruins winger Milan Lucic four minutes into..." June 02

  • Henrik's Sedinery a marvel for Alex Burrows

    Vancouver Sun "After nearly bursting the net with a pair of pucks perfectly teed up for him by Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo humbly asserted Sunday it doesn't matter who plays the point on the power play as long as Sedin is on the ice to feather passes. Like all the great passers in any..." May 23

  • Daddy duties have transformed Burrows

    Vancouver Province "Through the first five games of the Vancouver Canucks' playoff run, Alex Burrows recorded one puny assist, went minus-three and was starting to hear the damning whispers that he isn't a playoff player Then it all changed. Beginning with Game 6 in the opening round series against Chicago,..." May 18

  • Canucks shake up lineup for Game 3

    Vancouver Province "Alex Burrows looked like he had a burr under his saddle. Mikael Samuelsson looked steamed. And Alain Vigneault was trying to play that line juggling art-of-deception card again. All this after one double-overtime playoff loss? You could call it panic, or simply label it planning. "I wouldn't..." May 03

  • Kesler-Burrows-Raymond line mighty formidable

    Vancouver Province "Sometimes the most obvious solutions are hidden in plain sight. That could be said of Canucks coach Alain Vigneault's decision to take winger Alex Burrows off the Sedins line early in Game 6 of the first-round series with Chicago on Sunday and reunite him with Ryan Kesler. He also moved winger..." April 28

  • Canuck finds Burr-fect time to play the legend card

    Vancouver Sun "Alex Burrows felt the puck in his glove, dropped it, saw that it was rolling and saw something else. Ice. Free ice. A path to the net. After all that had happened for seven full games, and a little bit more — a goal, earlier, but a plethora of missed chances already this night, then a..." April 27

  • Burrows, Kesler, Raymond line a change that worked despite overtime loss

    Vancouver Province "After mostly standing pat for much of this playoff series, the Canucks really made some changes in Game 6. The good ones are something to carry over to Game 7 – where a loss after leading the series 3-0 will go down as the biggest choke job in franchise history. The most glaring one, of..." April 25

  • Key Canucks Kesler, Burrows stuck on penalty-killing duties

    Vancouver Sun "Reformed Vancouver Canuck agitators Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows have been angels in this playoffs series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Kesler has yet to take a penalty while Burrows has one roughing minor, taken in garbage time Tuesday when the 7-2 outcome was beyond all doubt. That's the..." April 21

  • Give Burrows the credit he deserves

    Vancouver Province "The misconception that a fire hydrant could score 30-plus goals playing alongside the Sedins is a myth that continues to be perpetuated around the NHL, despite all the glaring proof against it. The latest slight to Alex Burrows as some kind of spare tire who isn't really part of the Sedins line..." April 05

  • Burrows goals lift Canucks to first-ever Western Conference title

    Vancouver Province "All season long, they have made a point of preaching that one game was never more important than the next. Whether contender or pretender, the Vancouver Canucks approached the opposition with a businesslike manner, but Tuesday was different. The league's top team needed one point to clinch..." March 30

  • Burrows isn't helping Twins with puck slump

    Vancouver Province "There's no question the Canucks are in a bit of a funk right now (5-5-0 in the last 10). They won Tuesday's game with visiting Columbus mainly on the shoulders of a terrific performance from goaltender Roberto Luongo. But one of the by-products has been the struggles of winger Alex Burrows and..." March 02

  • Canucks need Burrows, Raymond to step up

    Vancouver Sun "It was a dispiriting weekend weather-wise in some parts of the country, but here's something that will make the sky seem blue again — the Monday morning musings and meditations on the world of sports. No one is expecting fireworks from the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and we'll concede teams can..." February 28

  • Alex Burrows limps back into Canucks' lineup

    Vancouver Sun "Alex Burrows intended all along to play Monday night. His bruised foot wasn't so sure. Unable to skate with teammates Monday morning, the Vancouver Canuck winger passed a CT scan and spent the afternoon getting medical treatment before making it into the lineup for the 3-2 loss to the St. Louis..." February 15