Burmistrov signed a one-year deal with Ak Bars of the KHL on Wednesday.
Burmistrov returns to the KHL, where he previously spent parts of three seasons. Selected with the eighth overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft, the center never quite lived up to expectations after logging 65 points in his lone OHL season. Having officially retired from the NHL, the 26-year-old is now eligible to suit up for the Olympic Athletes from Russia team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in February.
Burmistrov will retire from the NHL, agent Dan Milstein announced Sunday.
Burmistrov had been a frequent scratch for much of the season, but had seen action in six of the Canucks' previous seven outings. While no official announcement has come from the team yet, one has to wonder if the club was planning on placing the center on waivers for the purpose of reassignment. Selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, the 26-year-old racked up 37 goals and 64 helpers in 348 NHL games. It seems likely the Russian will return to the KHL, where he previously played parts of three seasons and could be eligible for the 2018 Winter Olympics once he is no longer under contract with Vancouver.
Burmistrov has appeared in four straight outings for the Canucks.
Burmistrov spent much of November watching from the press box as a healthy scratch, but a bevy of injuries -- including Bo Horvat (leg) and Brandon Sutter (undisclosed) -- have opened the door for him to get an opportunity. In those four matchups, the center registered one goal, one shot and a minus-6 rating.
Burmistrov will tag into the lineup against the Sharks on Saturday, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Burmistrov has been making the most out of his limited ice time this season, adding one goal and four assists despite averaging 12:11 over 14 games. On the downside, the Canucks have taken away his power-play opportunities and that's a serious drawback to streaming him as a low-end flier in daily fantasy contests.
Burmistrov scored a goal and dished out a power-play assist in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Ottawa.
Burmistrov played a part in each of his team's first two goals, assisting on Brock Boeser's power-play tally late in the first period before potting his first goal of the season late in the second. The eighth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft will turn 26 this Saturday, so he still has time to turn around what has been a disappointing career so far.
Burmistrov signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Canucks on Saturday, TSN reports.
Flush with cap space, Canucks GM Jim Benning made Burmistrov his fifth signing of the day; he's also reeled in forward Sam Gagner, defensemen Patrick Wiercioch and Michael Del Zotto, and netminder Anders Nilsson. The rapid ascension of Mark Scheifele made Burmistrov expendable, so he was traded to Arizona last season and picked up 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 26 games. Still, he's been on a downward spiral ever since recording career highs in goals (13), assists (15) and a plus-4 rating with Winnipeg in 2011-12.
Burmistrov picked up an assist and plus-1 rating in Tuesday's game against the Stars.
Burmistrov has managed three goals and an assist over his past three outings. The three-game point streak is actually a season high, so that tells you a little bit about how his 2016-17 campaign has been going. However, he's worth a look as a low-cost DFS option in the two remaining regular-season contests.
Burmistrov scored two goals with a plus-1 rating in Friday's 6-3 victory against the Capitals.
Burmistrov entered with just one goal through his first 44 games with the Jets and Coyotes, so this performance isn't likely to move the needle for most fantasy owners. It's too late in the game to consider adding Burmistrov, although he isn't a bad DFS sleeper since he has four points over the past six outings.
Burmistrov (upper body) is expected to rejoin the lineup for Monday's tilt against the Blues, the team's official site reports.
Burmistrov last played in late February, but appears to be potentially ending his streak of absences as soon as Monday. The 25-year-old winger was surprisingly productive in an expanded role since joining the Coyotes, notching nine points in 19 games. While he likely remains out of consideration in most season-long fantasy leagues, Burmistrov remains a possible value play in daily lineups if healthy.
Burmistrov (upper body) has a chance to play Monday in St. Louis according to head coach Dave Tippett, Sarah McLellan of AZ Central Sports reports.
The forward has missed the last 13 games since getting injured on Feb. 28. With nine points in 19 games prior to being sidelined, he's not much of a fantasy threat, however.
Coach Dave Tippett indicated Monday that Burmistrov (upper body) is skating on his own but isn't closing in on a return to the ice.
Burmistrov has seen a slight resurgence since joining the Coyotes, collecting nine points in 19 games. He was a member of the man advantage prior to getting injured and could retake that spot when healthy, though a definitive timetable has yet to surface.
Burmistrov will not play in Thursday's game in Buffalo or Friday's game in Carolina due to his upper-body injury.
While it's certainly not great that Burmistrov will have to miss at least the next two contests with his ailment, it looked like it could have been a lot worse. With Burmistrov out, recent acquisition Teemu Pulkkinen is slated to make his Coyotes debut Thursday, while Jordan Martinook will handle center duties on the third line.
Burmistrov (undisclosed) was treated and released from a Boston-area hospital Tuesday, Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic reports.
Burmistrov will rejoin his teammates this evening. His status for Thursday's game in Buffalo is still a little murky, but it sounds like the center dodged a huge bullet after a crushing hit.
Burmistrov left Tuesday's game in Boston on a stretcher after taking a big hit from Colin Miller.
Burmistrov took a massive open-ice hit from Miller and bounced off the ice. Though the hit appeared to be relatively clean, Miller was ejected from the game. Thankfully, Burmistrov gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he was being carted off, so hopefully the injury is not as severe as the frightening moment may have initially indicated.
Burmistrov (upper body) is slated to be available for Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic reports.
In his return to action Tuesday, look for Burmistrov to skate on a line with Lawson Crouse and Josh Jooris. The 25-year-old pivot, who opened the 2016-17 season in a Winnipeg uniform, has logged one goal and nine points in 18 games for Arizona since being claimed on waivers.
Burmistrov (upper body) won't play Sunday against Buffalo.
The center left Friday's game due to the injury, and despite being described as a "minor upper-body injury," he will still miss time. His next chance to return will come on Tuesday in Boston.
Burmistrov sustained an upper-body injury in Friday night's loss to the Stars, NHL.com reports.
The Russian barely reached seven minutes of ice time before departing, which is especially unfortunate since he likely had more eyes on him in the fantasy realm following a two-assist effort against the Blackhawks the previous night. At any rate, he should be considered day-to-day and scheduled for reevaluation ahead of Sunday's home clash with the Sabres.
Burmistrov bagged a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Blackhawks.
The apples snapped a five-game pointless skid for the former Jet, who has managed nine points in 17 contests since joining the Desert Dogs. While he's been much better with the Coyotes than he was in Winnipeg (two assists in 23 games) before they waived him, the fact that Burmistrov has only managed two points on the power play in Arizona is disappointing considering his 2:20 average.
Burmistrov hasn't registered a point in any of his past five games.
After recording a goal and six points through his first six games with Arizona, Burmistrov has posted just a single assist over his latest 10 outings. The 25-year-old forward is versatile and owns modest offensive upside, but he's likely best left to the waiver wire in the majority of seasonal leagues at this stage of the game.
Burmistrov tallied two helpers in a 3-2 overtime win over the Panthers on Monday.
The former Jet now has five points in his first five games in the desert, which is somewhat shocking, considering he managed just two points in 23 contests with Winnipeg before being placed on waivers. Burmistrov has averaged over five more full minutes of ice time with the Coyotes (16:47 vs. 11:02 in Winnipeg) and is receiving healthy power-play time (2:22), so it'll be interesting to see whether the 24-year-old can continue to carve out an increased role after underwhelming for most of his career.