SAN JOSE -- Sharks defenseman Brent Burns did not practice Monday and will miss at least the next two games with a lower body injury, coach Todd McLellan said.
Sharks forwards Tommy Wingels and Martin Havlat also did not practice Monday, although McLellan listed their absences as maintenance days. McLellan said both will be reevaluated before Tuesday's game against Colorado at HP Pavilion.
On Saturday against Dallas, he left the game in the first period with what appeared to be a leg injury. Burns missed the team's training camp and the first 10 games of the season with a lower body injury.
The Sharks made no official announcement, but Matt Irwin would be a prime candidate to replace Burns in the
Wingels took a big hit from Philip Larsen with five minutes to go in the Sharks' 3-1 loss to Dallas on Saturday. Larsen was called for boarding and Wingels had to be assisted off the ice, although he returned later for another shift.
Havlat played 19 minutes and 23 seconds against Dallas, the most ice time he's received this season, but is still without a point in his last nine games.