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Brent Burns | Defenseman | #88

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Brent Burns was playing through a neck/back issue during the playoffs.
Burns registered three goals and seven points in 10 postseason matches after he had 12 markers and 67 points in 82 contests during the regular season. He will use the summer to recover. May 8 - 2:43 PM

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Brent Burns recorded an assist in San Jose's 4-0 win against Vegas in Game 4 Wednesday night.

Burns is on a three-game point streak. He's up to three goals and seven points in eight playoff games this year.
May 3 - 9:40 AM

Brent Burns scored two goals and picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-3 double overtime victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Burns got the Sharks' first goal of the series 2:00 into the second period and then followed that up with San Jose's first lead of the series 12 minutes later. The Golden Knights were then able to tie it in the third period before Burns set up a pretty play between Kevin Labanc and Logan Couture for the game-winner in double overtime. The 33-year-old Burns is now up to three goals and five points through six post-season contests. The Sharks will head back to San Jose having split the first two games.
Apr 29 - 12:39 AM

Brent Burns took part in Monday's practice.

Burns skipped Friday and Sunday's practices, though he had continued to skate. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer once again stated that Burns will be available for Game 1 of the second round and we believe him.
Apr 24 - 5:23 AM

Brent Burns missed practice once again on Sunday but did skate earlier in the morning.

Burns also missed practice on Friday. He played in Game 4 against the Ducks after missing the last 10:07 of Game 3 when he was sent to the dressing room early but the injury has not been disclosed. Burns will start in Game 1 against Vegas later this week according to coach Peter DeBoer so don't be afraid to put him in your lineup.
Apr 23 - 8:43 AM

Coach Peter DeBoer said that Brent Burns will be good to go for Game 4.

Burns was held out of most of the third period of Monday's match against Anaheim. The Sharks bench boss also stated that Burns was fine, so it seems like he was simply held out as a precaution.
Apr 17 - 2:37 PM

Brent Burns didn't play in the final 10:07 minutes of Monday's 8-1 win over Anaheim as he was sent to the locker room early.

That's concerning on the surface, but Sharks coach Pete DeBoer made it sound like Burns just wasn't playing for precautionary reasons. "Just no sense," DeBoer said. "He wasn’t going to get back on the ice, so we put him in the room." It's possible Burns is dealing with an injury, but DeBoer might have also just wanted to keep him off the ice to prevent any potential threat of injury. After all, the Sharks had already won the game at that point, so there was no real reason to use Burns. We'll have to see if he practices.
Apr 17 - 6:01 AM

Brent Burns was asked by the San Jose coaching staff to shoot more prior to Thursday's game against the Ducks.

Burns complied in a big way by taking a career-playoff high of nine shots on goal. Look for the talented rearguard to keep blasting away from the point in Game 2 Saturday night.
Apr 14 - 12:34 PM

Brent Burns scored a goal and registered nine shots in a 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in the first game of their opening-round series on Thursday night.

Burns has 41 playoff points in 66 career games for the Sharks. You can expect the defenseman to be leaned on heavily if they want to make a deep run this postseason. All three Sharks goals came in the second period. Game 2 will go Saturday night at Anaheim.
Apr 13 - 1:30 AM

Brent Burns scored a goal and an assist in a 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Burns registered 17 multi-point games for the Sharks this season, including Saturday night's two-point effort against Minnesota. The defenseman finished with 12 points in his last 10 games and 12 goals and 67 points in 82 games this season.
Apr 8 - 2:47 AM

Brent Burns picked up two assists with a minus-1 rating in Tuesday's 4-2 loss against Dallas.

Burns also chipped in with two blocked shots and a hit in 23:48 of ice time, but it wasn't enough. His fantasy owners were pleased with the performance, posting a goal with nine assists over the past eight outings. He and his teammates will look to snap a four-game losing skid when the Avalanche pay a visit on Thursday evening.
Apr 4 - 3:30 AM

Brent Burns had an assist Saturday to give him a career high 49.

Burns has only 11 goals this season after potting 27 last year but he continues to be an assist machine for the Sharks. He is minus-15 thus far in 75 games and is probably not worth the first round pick you used before the start of the season. Nevertheless, the blueliner is one of the best in the NHL fantasy-wise.
Mar 25 - 8:30 AM

Brent Burns posted three assists with a plus-1 rating, one blocked shot, a minor penalty and a hit in Tuesday's 6-2 win against New Jersey.

It was the first multi-point game for the rearguard since Feb. 15, as he has been hampered a bit by an undisclosed upper-body injury. Still, he has five helpers across his past four outings and he remains a must-start fantasy option in all pools even though he has no goals in 15 straight contests dating back to that last multi-point effort.
Mar 21 - 3:23 AM

Brent Burns is playing through an upper-body injury.

It doesn't seem to be impacting his play as Burns took five shots on goal and now leads the NHL with 259. "I think everybody is (playing hurt). It’s that time of year," Burns said. "It’s fine." You heard the man. Keep him active.
Feb 24 - 2:35 PM

Updating an earlier item, Brent Burns will be fine to play Tuesday night.

Burns sat out the last 16:35 of the third period Sunday with the Sharks winning 5-0, but he was back on the ice for the morning skate Tuesday and he will play against the Blues. "Had the score not been what it was, I would guess that he probably would have battled through," coach Pete DeBoer said. "It just made sense in all our parts to do the right thing considering the situation."
Feb 20 - 2:42 PM

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