The Sharks disclosed Thursday that they will be without right wing Adam Burish in the next round of the playoffs because of an upper body injury suffered in their series-clinching victory against the Vancouver Canucks.
Burish was slashed by Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler at 16:35 of the second period Tuesday night and did not return to action after that.
"He's a big part of our team. He has been since he arrived," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said of the fourth-line forward. "He brings an element of experience, grit (and) tenacity, so we're going to miss him, but we've been able to recover from other injuries so far throughout the playoffs."
The Sharks also provided access to forward Marty Havlat for the first time since he left Game 1 of the Vancouver series because of an unspecified injury, but there was no signal that Havlat could fill the lineup spot created by Burish's absence.
Havlat skated Thursday for the first time since suffering his injury, but on his own and not in gear. He declined to set a timetable when he might be ready to practice with his teammates or be game-ready.
"No dates in my head," he said.
Havlat did not describe his injury, but he did let Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa off the hook for a stick to the groin on the final shift before Havlat left the game.
"It wasn't from that," Havlat said, before sarcastically adding: "It was completely clean."
Burish, who averaged more than 10 minutes of ice time during the Vancouver series, is one of five Sharks with a Stanley Cup ring and is known more as an agitator than a scorer. He played the third most minutes of any San Jose forward killing penalties during the season.
"It's a tough loss," teammate Dan Boyle said. "He's one of those guys that doesn't usually show up on the score sheet, but having played against him, he gets under other guys' skin. He sort of got under mine when he was with Chicago. You kind of need that going forward."
Injured defenseman Jason Demers also met with the media, but he did not have a timetable for his return either.
McLellan has assigned one coach to prepare for each of the potential second-round opponents: Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles and Detroit. The players won't start looking at video until that is determined.
Senators 6, Canadiens 1 in Montreal Craig Anderson made 33 saves and Cory Conacher scored twice as Ottawa advanced to the second round. The Senators won the series 4-1.
Blackhawks 5, Wild 1 in Chicago Marian Hossa scored twice to back a strong effort by goalie Corey Crawford, and Chicago advanced to the second round. The Blackhawks won the series 4-1.
Penguins 4, Islanders 0 in Pittsburgh Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots in his first playoff start in six years to pace Pittsburgh. The Penguins lead the series 3-2.
Lindsay Award Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby, Washington right wing Alex Ovechkin and Tampa Bay right wing Martin St. Louis are the finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award presented to the most outstanding player in the NHL as voted by players.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.