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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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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

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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

Brent Burns (undisclosed) was a full participant at Tuesday's morning skate.

Burns' status was in doubt after Paul Martin was recalled from the minors Monday, but he could be available to play against St. Louis.
Feb 20 - 2:20 PM

It wouldn't be surprising if Brent Burns (undisclosed) isn't available for Tuesday's game.

While that hasn't been confirmed, the Sharks did recall Paul Martin from the AHL on Monday. That leaves the Sharks with eight blueliners on their roster and it seems unlikely that San Jose would have summoned the veteran defenseman if they didn't anticipate Burns being unavailable. Burns left Sunday's game in the third period due to the injury.
Feb 20 - 6:47 AM

Brent Burns left Sunday's game with an undisclosed injury in the third period and did not return.

Burns left Saturday's practice early with the same ailment so consider him day-to-day for now. He has 10 goals and 50 points in 59 games but is a minus-19. The loss will be big for the Sharks if he is out for any length of time as they are already missing Joe Thornton from his lineup.
Feb 19 - 8:25 AM

Brent Burns only ended up playing part of Thursday's game as a forward.

Burns took shifts in the first period as a forward, but he was moved back to the blueliner after that. The shift back to his natural position served him well as Burns went on to score a goal and register an assist. With that, Burns has reached the 50-point milestone for a fourth straight campaign.
Feb 16 - 11:01 AM

Brent Burns scored his 10th of the season in a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Burns was one of three players to register a goal and an assist against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. San Jose also got goals from Mikkel Boedker, Chris Tierney, and Marcus Sorensen in the win. Burns now has 10 goals and 50 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 16 - 1:54 AM

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C1Logan Couture
2Joe Thornton
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
LW1Evander Kane
2Kevin Labanc
3Timo Meier
4Mikkel Boedker
5Brandon Mashinter
6Jannik Hansen
7Eric Fehr
8Melker Karlsson
9Rudolfs Balcers
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Barclay Goodrow
5Marcus Sorensen
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Tim Heed
6Dylan DeMelo
7Paul Martin
8Joakim Ryan
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell