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.

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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.