Take the name of Alex Burrows off the list of Vancouver Canucks who are likely to be traded before Wednesday afternoon's NHL trade deadline.
The speedy forward agreed to a four-year contract extension with the team on Thursday, quieting talk that he could be moved before the 3 p.m. ET cutoff.
Terms of the contract weren't disclosed, but a source close to the deal told the Canadian Press that it's worth $8 million US. The average annual salary of $2 million represents a substantial raise from the $525,000 Burrows is making this season.
"Alex plays with intensity and determination at both ends of the rink," Canucks GM Mike Gillis said in a statement released as the Canucks were set to host the Minnesota Wild. "He's a fierce competitor and a versatile player. We look forward to further growth and development in his game."
Burrows, 27, has already set career highs this season with 16 goals and 33 points.