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Photo Credit: Sergei Belski - USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski – USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks forward, Alex Burrows, was released from a Calgary hospital on Tuesday night, but will remain in the city until further notice.

Burrows was injured at practice on Tuesday morning, with reports it could be a broken rib. No injury has been confirmed. The only thing released publicly was from Canucks spokesman Ben Brown, he told CBC News that the injury was hockey related and not tied to a medical condition. Due to the injury, Burrows missed Game 4 of the Canucks series with the Calgary Flames, in which the Flames were victorious 3-1.

“He’s been released from hospital. He won’t travel with us,” Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins said following the game. “We’ll keep him over night just to make sure everything’s good.”

The Canucks will want Burrows back as soon as possible, heading back to Vancouver for the next do-or-die game against Calgary. In Burrows’s absence, the Canucks called upon Jannik Hansen to fill the wing next to the Sedin twins. Hansen played to the best of his ability, but simply hasn’t played next to the Sedin’s enough to make it work.

Vancouver will next host the Flames on Thursday night.


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