The Canucks say Burrows has an upper-body injury and was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. He will not play tonight.
For a time, there was speculation Burrows was having a little fun with the media, and Canucks president Trevor Linden did not dispel that notion when he went on the radio and said it was “nothing serious” and that Burrows was expected to play.
The Canucks had already recalled winger Sven Baertschi before Burrows was hurt at practice, so expect the former Flames prospect in the lineup tonight.
It’s reportedly a broken rib.