Brent Burns RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sharks Outlook: Burns going back to blue line

    CSN Bay Area "Less than a month after the Sharks’ season ended, general manager Doug Wilson surprisingly announced that Burns would return to the blue line for the start of 2014-15. Wilson cited the Sharks’ need for a Drew Doughty/P.K. Subban type, and the hope is that Burns develops into that kind of dynamic..." August 29

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    Brodie Brazil @brodiebrazilCSN

    #sjsharks announce major moves: Dan Boyle will not return, Marty Havlat will not return, and Brent Burns will move back to defense.

  • Bergeron, Burns and Keith named finalists for NHL Foundation Player Award

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron, San Jose Sharks forward Brent Burns and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith are the three finalists for the 2013-14 NHL Foundation Player Award, presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork..." May 02

  • Sharks forward Brent Burns trying to overcome scoring drought

    San Jose Mercury News "Exactly one month ago, Sharks forward Brent Burns scored the last of his 14 goals this season. That's a 14-game drought for a player whose offensive presence was a given early in the season when he notched eight goals in his first 12 games sandwiched around 13 missed because of a facial injury...." February 05

  • Sharks hope for boost from Burns, Havlat

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Brent Burns is a man of few words when it comes his unspecified upper body injury and health status. Perhaps that’s why captain Joe Thornton loudly chimed in when he overheard a question directed towards Burns, when Burns was asked if it felt good to get back on the ice with his old..." November 21

  • San Jose Sharks expect forward Brent Burns in lineup Thursday night

    San Jose Mercury News "Barring the unexpected, Brent Burns will be back in the lineup Thursday night when the Sharks face the Tampa Bay Lightning after missing 13 games with a facial injury. "We'll see how he is when he comes to the rink, but he's telling me now that he's ready," Coach Todd McLellan said, noting..." November 21

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    Brent Burns “really close,” says Doug Wilson. Chance he plays Thursday vs. Tampa Bay. Up to medical staff. #SJSharks

  • Sharks not quite the same without Brent Burns, Raffi Torres

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks are back home, so maybe time for an assessment of sorts now that this zig-zag of a road trip is in the rear-view mirror. The Sharks went 3-1-1, grabbing seven of 10 points. Yes, they stole those two points in Vancouver, but, as Todd McLellan noted, they've had points stolen from them..." November 18

  • Sharks' Brent Burns makes progress

    San Jose Mercury News "Brent Burns is making progress in his recovery from unspecified facial injuries, Sharks coach Todd McLellan said Friday, but no decision has been made as to whether the free-wheeling forward will join the team on its upcoming five-game trip. "He's progressing. Today's practice was a man's..." November 10

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    Brent Burns skated solo again this morning. First time I’ve seen him in pads - last week he had on just a helmet #SJSharks

  • Brent Burns shaves trademark hair, beard for charity

    CBSSports.com "Brent Burns' hair both on his head and face have given him a bit of a signature look. He's the NHL's very own sasquatch, wookie, werewolf, whatever you prefer. However, Friday, the San Jose Sharks forward shed the long locks, making good on a promise in an effort to raise money for..." November 01

  • Burns out vs. Red Wings; Hamilton to debut

    CSN Bay Area "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..." October 21

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    David Pollak @PollakOnSharks

    Brent Burns out tonight after taking hit to mouth in CGY game. Could be back by BOS #SJSharks McLellan says.

  • San Jose Sharks will keep Brent Burns up front

    Toronto Sun "It appears Brent Burns will continue to play forward for the San Jose Sharks. The veteran defenceman was shifted up to the wing last season after the team found itself struggling to score goals following a 7-0 start. “We went to Brent and said ‘This is what we think is best for the team’”..." August 07

  • Brent Burns will remain at forward for Sharks

    CBSSports.com "One of the most underrated NHL stories in 2012-13 was the mid-season shift Brent Burns made going from defense to the wing in San Jose. It was all part of the Sharks' efforts to jumpstart a slumping offense, and it worked out better than just about anybody could have expected. In fact, Burns..." July 06

  • Sharks decision looms on where Brent Burns fits best

    San Jose Mercury News "A big question facing the Sharks' management and coaching staff in the coming weeks is where to play Brent Burns, who was acquired as a defenseman but showed his value as a forward in the second half of the regular season and in the playoffs. Burns had nine goals and 11 assists for the Sharks..." June 01

  • Brent Burns is San Jose Sharks' 'X' factor

    San Jose Mercury News "Is Brent Burns the "X" factor for the Sharks in their opening round playoff series? "I think it's two great teams playing against each other," Burns said here Tuesday when asked the question. "That other kind of stuff is for you guys to do and decide." All right, then. I will decide. He..." May 01

  • Sharks defenseman Brent Burns very comfortable at forward

    San Jose Mercury News "Brent Burns could be excused if he doesn't fully understand all the fuss being made about his transformation from defenseman to forward the past two games. Because at 28, he's been there and done that a few times. Though the NHL listed him on defense when the Minnesota Wild made him the 20th..." March 17

  • San Jose Sharks will try Brent Burns at forward

    San Jose Mercury News "Brent Burns is expected to be back in the lineup tonight after missing the past seven games with a leg injury, but he will skate at forward, not his usual spot on defense. Burns practiced Tuesday morning as a right wing on the third line with Scott Gomez and James Sheppard and that is where..." March 12

  • Burns out for the rest of the week

    Fear The Fin "After hobbling off with what appeared to be a leg injury sustained during the first period of the Sharks' game in Dallas, Brent Burns won't return to the lineup until at least Saturday's contest against the Nashville Predators. Martin Havlat and Tommy Wingels didn't skate yesterday and it's..." February 26

  • San Jose Sharks to lose Brent Burns for two games

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks defenseman Brent Burns did not practice Monday and will miss at least the next two games with a lower body injury, coach Todd McLellan said. Sharks forwards Tommy Wingels and Martin Havlat also did not practice Monday, although McLellan listed their absences as maintenance days. McLellan..." February 26

  • Sharks activate Brent Burns from IR

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks made a number of roster moves, including activating defenseman Brent Burns from injured reserve, prior to Saturday’s game with Phoenix. Burns made his season debut after missing all of training camp and the first 10 games with a lower body injury. He had sports hernia/groin surgery..." February 09

  • Former Wild defenseman Brent Burns feeling right at home with Sharks

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Brent Burns did not take long to become accustomed to California. He took up surfing. "During the summer we go surfing in the morning, go biking and then work out," he said. "All the things that I love and that I loved about Minnesota; it's a huge biking community here, which is one of my..." November 11

  • Sharks defenseman Brent Burns on his former team, Minnesota Wild: 'I want them to lose every game'

    San Jose Mercury News "San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns really doesn't want the Minnesota Wild to do well. "I want them to lose every game," Burns said Wednesday. "You think I want them to do well?" The obvious storyline of Thursday night's game at HP is the first meeting of the season between the Sharks and..." November 10

  • San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is a dynamo

    San Jose Mercury News "One of the many tattoos covering Brent Burns' 6-foot-5 frame reads: "I now only have good days and great days." There are no wasted days, either. The new Sharks defenseman has embraced the Bay Area with a passion. Cycling. Surfing. Playing golf at Pebble Beach. Attending an Earthquakes..." September 23

  • Sharks sign defenseman Brent Burns to five-year contract extension

    San Jose Mercury News "After he was traded to the Sharks in June, defenseman Brent Burns said he would be in no hurry to talk about a long-term contract with San Jose. "Let's just see what happens this year," Burns had said. But just weeks later, he agreed to a five-year extension for $28.8 million -- locking up..." August 02

  • Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is an animal (lover)

    San Jose Mercury News "Brent Burns, the Sharks' prized new defenseman, is in town this week getting the lay of the land and looking for a place to rent. But while the Burns family is coming to San Jose, the Burns Zoo will be staying behind in Minnesota. "I don't know how people would react with me moving into a..." July 07

  • Canada coach raves about Clutterbuck and 'Burnsie'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It's no secret Ken Hitchcock long has been a fan of Brent Burns. When the man known as "Hitch" coached Columbus, he never sidestepped a chance to rave about the Wild defenseman. So Hitchcock, who's coaching unbeaten Canada in the World Championships, is hardly shocked by how well Burns is..." May 11

  • Burns playing in worlds with Wild future up in air

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Brent Burns has a stressful offseason ahead of him, but it will start with some fun in two weeks in Slovakia when he will be joined by Wild teammate Cal Clutterbuck in the world championships for Canada. Burns will be coached by one of his biggest supporters, Ken Hitchcock. It was Hitchcock,..." April 13

  • Hit-or-miss Burns poses dilemma for long run

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Brent Burns took control of the puck behind the Wild net in the last minute of overtime Saturday. Suddenly, the puck was sliding in front of the net, Columbus center Antoine Vermette was scoring, Burns was slamming his stick on the ice, then rushing to be the first player down the runway to the..." March 20

  • Wild's Burns seeks consistency

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With 43 points, the Wild's Brent Burns entered Thursday's game against the San Jose Sharks one point from setting a career high and one point from breaking the team record for defensemen scoring he shares with Marek Zidlicky. But it was clear Burns couldn't care less. "You don't really think..." March 18

  • No hits, but still lots of All-Star fun

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Brent Burns took away a lot from his first All-Star Game, but the biggest might have been soaking in Detroit Red Wings future Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom. Lidstrom selected Burns in the All-Star Game draft. "He's the best [defenseman] in my lifetime," Burns said. "Just to watch the way he..." February 02