Burrows suffers knee injury while playing in Worlds (Updated)


Alex Burrows left Team Canada’s world championships game on Friday after receiving a knee-on-knee hit from Italian forward Joachim Ramoser, according to the Canadian Press.

The 33-year-old forward went down and had to be helped off the ice by teammates Nathan MacKinnon and Brayden Schenn. Canadian coach Dave Tippett doesn’t think the injury’s serious, but the situation will be re-evaluated tomorrow, per TSN’s Brent Wallace.

Burrows was looking to end his season on a positive after scoring just five goals and 15 points in 49 games with Vancouver. He was derailed by a foot injury, broken jaw, and hand injury during the 2013-14 NHL campaign.

It was reported yesterday that Canucks coach John Tortorella wanted Burrows bought out before the bench boss was fired. Burrows comes with a cap hit of $4.5 million annually through the 2016-17 campaign.

Update from Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy: