SAN JOSE — Sharks’ defenseman Brent Burns needed to go away Saturday’s game with the Dallas Stars halfway by means of the second interval.

Burns left the game with 10:22 left within the second interval shortly after he took successful from Stars ahead Roope Hintz.

Burns had simply taken the puck from protection accomplice Brenden Dillon within the impartial zone and fired it towards Timo Meier when Hintz closed on him. Hintz’s leg then appeared to hit Burns’ leg on the play. Burns then went to the Sharks’ dressing room didn’t play the remainder of the second interval, and didn’t return to the bench for the beginning of the third interval.

Burns and Patrick Marleau each scored for the Sharks on Saturday as they took a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes. Burns’ purpose got here on the 15:33 mark of the primary interval, as he redirected a move from Meier previous Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin for his ninth purpose of the season.

Burns, the 2017 Norris Trophy winner, got here into Saturday with 30 factors in 46 video games. He was averaging 24 minutes and 59 seconds per game.

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