San Jose Sharks: Adam Burish Has Procedure After Gruesome Injury To Left Hand


Mar 8, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Adam Burish (37) attempts a shot on goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Dustin Tokarski (35) during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks forward Adam Burish underwent a procedure after injuring his left hand while blocking a shot in an San Jose’s 5-2 win at Edmonton Tuesday night.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, no details about the procedure were released and there is no timetable for Burish’s return.

The 31-year-old missed four months recovering from back surgery after he was injured in a preseason game against the Canucks. He returned to the lineup on Feb. 7.

Burish was hurt when he was hit in the hand by a shot from Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry, skating directly to the locker room with what appeared to be a disfigured finger on his hand.

Here is some video of the play (WARNING: If you’re squeamish about graphic content, you might want to bypass this one):

In 15 games this season, Burish has no points and six minutes in penalties while averaging 10:37 of ice time. He plays on the fourth line and had one goal and three points in 46 games last season, his first with the team after being signed as a free agent in July 2012.

He was originally a ninth-round pick by the Blackhawks in 2002 after playing a season with the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL and signed in 2006 after a four-year career at the University of Wisconsin. He has 26 goals and 57 points in 358 NHL games with Chicago, Dallas and the Sharks.