San Jose Sharks forward Brent Burns, still out of action due to a facial injury, gave his all for charity on Friday.
All of his hair, that is.
The wild-haired forward got a buzz cut Friday morning courtesy of teammates Jason Demers, James Sheppard and Adam Burish, trimming down his hair and beard to raise $23,903 that will be divided between a pair of worthy causes, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Defending the Blue Line, a group that provides hockey equipment to families of military members, will be one of the beneficiaries of the trim. The other worthy cause is the Katie Moore Foundation, a fund for the research into rare cancers that was established by former Shark Dominic Moore following the death of his wife.
The former defenseman declined to answer any questions about the current injury that has kept him out of the lineup for the last five games.
He has been skating on his own this week. This is Burns’ third season in San Jose since coming from the Minnesota Wild in a draft-day trade in 2011 that sent Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and a draft pick to the Wild.
He was limited to 30 games last year during the lockout-shortened campaign, finishing with nine goals and 20 points. In eight games this year, Burns has four goals and four helpers. Now in his 10th year in the league, Burns has scored 79 goals in 572 career games.