Ten Worst NHL Player Surprises

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Text: Brian Cazeneuve
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10. Alex Burrows

Vancouver Canucks

Out since Dec. 1 with a broken jaw, the usually durable forward, once a productive linemate of the Sedins, has had a brutal season that started with a broken foot on Opening Night. (He missed more than three weeks.) But even when Burrows was in Vancouver's lineup, the Canucks went 6-7-4 in the 17 games he played. He saw the ice for more than 18 minutes per game, but failed to score a goal despite taking 49 shots and his -7 rating was the worst among the team's forwards. His slump and absence has forced coach John Tortorella to search for someone to slot in on the Sedins' line in the hope they can recreate some of the chemistry the twins used to have with Burrows. -- Brian Cazeneuve

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