Alex Burrows taken to hospital for precautionary reasons, won’t play in Game 4

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The Vancouver Canucks lineup will definitely change this evening after forward Alex Burrows sustained an upper-body injury while taking part in this morning’s pre-game skate.

In a statement the Canucks confirmed Burrows’ injury, said that he was sent to hospital for precautionary reasons and confirmed that the first liner will not play in Game 4 on Tuesday night against the Flames.

UPDATE: According to a report from TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, Burrows sustained a fractured rib. 

Burrows’ absence leaves a big hole for the Canucks, as he was one of a few players able to match the Flames’ physicality with his own.