This Saturday, following the Sharks-Blues game on CSN California, San Jose defenseman Brent Burns will star in the debut episode of Everyday Jobs.
What everyday job did Burns take on? What else — a zookeeper.
That Burns seems super stoked to be working at the San Francisco Zoo shouldn’t come as a surprise. His love of animals was the subject of a 2008 Hockey Night in Canada piece, spotlighting the virtual zoo in his Minnesota home:
What? Where do you keep your dead chameleon until you can get it stuffed?
Alexei Emelin was ejected for this hit on Matt Calvert
“He’s been having the same problem here for a bit,” Mike Babcock told media members on Sunday. “He doesn’t seem to be getting the power back that they thought, so we’re just trying to monitor it the best we can.”
Leafs Nation points out that Lupul has missed about one-third of Toronto’s contests since suffering a separated shoulder in April 2012.
At 32, there’s still time for Lupul to fight through this, although injuries generally accumulate with age.
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