Burrows progressing from injury; could play Friday at Worlds Staff

5/9/2012 12:01:53 PM

Canadian forward Alex Burrows had a hard skate and engaged in light contact during a Wednesday morning skate, as Team Canada prepared for their round-robin game against Switzerland.

Canada is not scheduled to practice Thursday, but if Burrows skates with somebody and takes part in some contact and remains symptom-free by Friday, there's a strong possibility he could play against Finland that evening.

Head coach Brent Sutter says Burrows is right on track with his progression in the concussion protocol.

The Vancouver Canucks winger is recovering from a head injury suffered by an accidental collision in the tournament-opener last Friday. As a result, Burrows missed Saturday's game against the U.S., Monday's game against France, and will sit out Wednesday's game as well.

Burrows suffered his injury just before the midway point of the 3-2 victory over Slovakia. He was skating in the offensive zone and collided with two Slovak players before hitting his head on the ice.