Brent Burns

#88 D / San Jose Sharks / EXP: 13YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 230 lb Age: 32 College: None

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  • Burns scored two power-play goals, recorded eight shots on goal and posted a minus-2 rating in a 4-3 overtime loss against the Wild on Sunday. The reigning Norris trophy winner hasn't been himself this season, but at least he put the puck into the net a couple times Sunday. He has just four goals in 29 games, and his first power-play goal Sunday was his first of the season. That's disappointing considering we're about a third of the way through the season. But actually, Burns has experienced more issues at even strength. Burns only had eight goals on the power play last season, so he's not too far behind that pace, and he owns a minus-10 rating. Furthermore, he currently owns a 3.3 shooting percentage, which is less than half of his career norm in that category. Maybe Sunday's performance will get him going, but fantasy owners need more at even strength from Burns.

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  • Sharks' Brent Burns: Notches two helpers
    By RotoWire Staff

    Burns racked up two assists and fired eight shots on goal in Saturday's win over the Senators. While he's somehow only got two goals this season, it's hard not to like what we've been seeing from Burns of late. The 32-year-old has put up back-to-back multi-point games, firing a whopping 14 shots on goal in the process. He logged over 26 minutes of ice time in each contest and now has nine points in his last nine games. The veteran has had a disappointing season overall, but his recent play is reminding us why he's still a must-own fantasy blueliner.

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  • Burns scored the overtime winner and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 5-4 triumph over Carolina. Burns' assist helped his team overcome a two-goal, third-period deficit, and he ended the extra session quickly with a goal just 22 seconds in. The tally was only the second of the season for the reigning Norris Trophy winner, as Burns' scoring touch has seemingly vanished after consecutive campaigns with at least 27 goals.

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  • Burns finally broke through, scoring his first goal of the 2017-18 season in a 5-4 overtime loss against the Golden Knights on Friday. The 32-year-old certainly hasn't lived up to his lofty expectations after winning the Norris Trophy in 2016-17. A season ago, he led all defensemen with 29 goals and 76 points while also pacing the entire league with 320 shots on goal. Whereas this season, he's played more minutes and taken more shots but fewer are getting through to the goaltender and owns a career-low 1.2 shooting percentage. Burns also sports a disappointing minus-7 rating. But seeing as though Burns has scored at least 20 goals in three of the last four seasons, owners can still expect him to get it going at some point and salvage this season. Maybe in a few weeks, that point will prove to be Friday.

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  • Burns is still searching for his first goal this season. Last season, the bearded blueliner led all players at this position with 29 goals en route to securing the Norris Trophy, but he's come up empty on 60 shot attempts through 15 games this year. Interestingly enough, he's actually shooting slightly more often than in 2016-17, when he fired a whopping 320 shots between the pipes. We knew that franchise points leader Patrick Marleau leaving for Toronto would have a negative affect on Burns, though his tailspin is perhaps more dramatic than anyone could have imagined.

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