Burrows sustained the injury blocking a shot while killing a two-man advantage in Vancouver's NHL season opener 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks last Thursday night.
"Alex Burrows is out and he's probably going to be out for a couple of weeks," head coach John Tortorella said Saturday before the game against the Edmonton Oilers.
"I know you're probably going to ask about 15 questions about shot blocking. Alex Burrows made the right play and if he doesn't make that play, he'll probably never kill a five-on-three again here. So don't turn it into that. It was the right play to be made. Injuries happen in a lot of different ways."
Burrows is the second Canucks players to be injured on a shot blocking play, which Tortorella insists on his players making. Jordan Schroeder suffered a hairline fracture in his midfoot during the preseason.
Tortorella is keeping mum about the exact nature of Burrows' injury.
"I just don't think we need to give out that information," he said at a press conference. "He's going to be out for a couple of weeks and that's the way we're going to leave it right now."
Burrows led the Canucks with 13 goals last season and had 11 assists in 47 games.
References: NESN and The Hockey News,
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