Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is likely to play Saturday afternoon, making his season debut against the Coyotes, according to CSN’s Kevin Kurz.
Burns has missed all 10 games this season while still recovering from offseason sports hernia surgery. As one of the team’s top defenseman, he returns to a Sharks blue line that has played surprisingly well in his absence.
The Sharks cleared the roster spot for Burns by waiving defenseman Nick Petrecki.
Also, another bit of related sad news to report. It sounds as if Burns has dropped the homeless lumberjack look. That has apparently been the plan once he would return to game action.
RIP Brent Burns’ horrifying/amazing beard.