Canucks' Burrows has surgery on broken jaw

UPDATE: Alex Burrows' agent has updated the status of his client's jaw injury.

Corbiel added Burrows texted him to say the surgery went well and he feels fine, and projected a Christmas return to the Canucks' lineup.

Burrows suffered the injury during Sunday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on an errant clearing attempt by teammate Chris Tanev.


The Vancouver Canucks may be without the services of forward Alex Burrows for the second time this season. 

According to an on-air report on TEAM 1040 in Vancouver, Burrows suffered a broken jaw during Sunday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Burrows was hit in the face with the puck on this clearing attempt by team-mate Chris Tanev.

The report states Burrows required surgery and is out indefinitely, as per The Province.

Burrows missed more than three weeks earlier this season with a broken foot, and has yet to score a goal in 17 games since making his season début.