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March 20, 2016 | 11:56pm ET
Burrows nearing end in Vancouver?
TheFourthPeriod.com

Alex Burrows could be playing in his final season with the Vancouver Canucks, a team in which he's played 756 career regular-season games with, to date.

Burrows, who turns 35 on April 11, is three games away from 1,000 of his professional hockey career, having also played in 134 ECHL games and 107 AHL games.

As the Vancouver Province reported, with one-year left on his contract after this season, Burrows "has acknowledged his time with the Canucks may be winding down."

Burrows told the media earlier in the week that he's just focused on playing the remainder of the regular-season, as the Canucks are not poised to make the playoffs.

"It's been a lot of fun, it's been a lot of good friendships and lots of ups and downs," he told the Province. "I've met some great people along the way and I've done what I wanted to do for 15 years. I've had a blast and hopefully it keeps going for a few years now."

He will earn $3 million next season, though his salary cap hit is $4.5 million. The Canucks are in a rebuilding phase and could look to buy out Burrows' final year this off-season if they are unable to trade him.

"As an organization right now, (Canucks President Trevor Linden) and (Canucks GM Jim Benning) have a plan," Burrows told the Edmonton Journal earlier this week. "They want to identify a younger core and give them an opportunity to succeed. I fully get that. I've been around a long time and that's the right way to go to get back to the Stanley Cup finals and maybe win it."

"Things are out of my control. If I'm not back, we'll see where that leads."

 
 
 

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