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?
Kings put Gaborik on IR because of lower-body injury
The Wild haven’t made an official announcement yet. The writing certainly seemed to be on the wall with Graff reporting that there were especially long meetings between Minnesota management and Yeo after today’s loss to Boston.
The Isles announced that Clutterbuck won’t play on Saturday because of an illness. Their next game is against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, and then they don’t suit up again until Thursday, so Clutterbuck’s sickness may not be too much of a nuisance.
According to Yahoo’s numbers, the amusingly named forward has delivered 55 hits in 14 career games against the Canes (not to mention a solid five points).
Matt Martin‘s among the most frequent hitters in the league, too, so it’s not like the Hurricanes will leave tonight’s game totally unscathed.