Found February 25, 2013 on
Everybody’s favorite (former) mountain man hockey player Brent Burns will reportedly be out for the Sharks’ next two games after injuring himself in Saturday’s loss to the Stars.
Todd McLellan announced the news after practice on Monday. According to CSN’s Kevin Kurz, Burns suffered an “apparently leg injury” in Saturday’s contest. The Sharks have been notriously tight-lipped about the extent of injuries, so don’t expect full doctors reports.
The Sharks play the Avalanche and the Red Wings on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, at the Shark Tank. On Saturday they welcome the Predators.
San Jose is coming off a 1-4-1 road trip and is 1-6-3 in February after starting the abbreviated season 7-0 (sorry for the unpleasant reminder). Ryane Clowe will already be missing for the Avs game after being suspended by the league. Good times right now for the Sharks.
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The NHL has suspended Sharks forward Ryane Clowe for two games after taking part in a fight in the closing moments of Friday’s loss at the Blackhawks.
Clowe was given a game misconduct by the game officials after they believed that Clowe illegally left the bench to instigate a fight with Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw, which would have been grounds for a 10-game suspension.
The Worcester Sharks started the weekend badly but it ended well. Friday they lost at home, 7-2 to the Manchester Monarchs. Worcester goals were scored by Matt Tennyson (PPG, Irwin, Kearns) and Jon Matsumoto (Kearns, Doherty). Harri Sateri made 24 saves on 31 shots. The power play went 1/3, the penalty kill 4/5. Everyone who suited up for the Monarchs scored, so...
The Sharks will be without Ryane Clowe for their next two games, but San Jose is lucky the league’s punishment to the forward wasn’t much more severe.
Clowe was assessed a roughing minor and game misconduct on Friday when he left the bench to accost Chicago’s Andrew Shaw with less than 10 seconds remaining in the Blackhawks’ 2-1 win. He faced a possible 10-game suspension...