Alex Burrows had surgery on his injured shoulder last week and may miss the start of the 2010-2011 season. From Brad Ziemer (Vancouver Sun):
Winger Alex Burrows had shoulder surgery last week to repair a torn labrum and it is far from certain he will be ready to play when the Canucks open the regular season in early October.
Paul Corbeil, Burrows’ agent, said Monday that he does not expect Burrows to be ready for training camp and suggested he could also miss the early part of the regular season.
“He may not be ready to play until sometime in October or November,” Corbeil said.
Burrows’ injury is the same one winger Pavol Demitra had last season and the Canucks will have their fingers crossed that his recovery goes better than Demitra’s did. Demitra required a second surgery before he finally returned after missing the first 47 games of the regular season.
That not good news, though it at least explains why his production dropped after the Olympic break (33 GP, 12G-10A-22P, including playoffs).