Sharks defenseman Brent Burns did not practice Monday and will miss at least the next two games with a lower body injury, coach Todd McLellan said. Sharks forwards Tommy Wingels and Martin Havlat also did not practice Monday, although McLellan listed their absences as maintenance days. McLellan said both will be reevaluated before Tuesday's game against Colorado at HP Pavilion. On Saturday against Dallas, he left the game in the first period with what appeared to be a leg injury. Burns missed the team's training camp and the first 10 games of the season with a lower body injury. The Sharks made no official announcement, but Matt Irwin would be a prime candidate to replace Burns in the lineup. Irwin played in nine games for the Sharks at the start of the season and had one goal and one assist before he was sent down to Worcester of the AHL. Wingels took a big hit from Philip Larsen with five minutes to go in the Sharks' 3-1 loss to Dallas on Saturday. Larsen was called for boarding and Wingels had to be assisted off the ice, although he returned later for another shift.
San Jose Sharks to lose Brent Burns for two games
San Jose Mercury News | Feb 26