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Andre Burakovsky | Winger | #65

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/9/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 201
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (23) / WAS
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Andre Burakovsky is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks because of a broken thumb.
Burakovsky underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair the damage. The 22-year-old forward has one goal and three assists in nine games this season. Oct 24 - 5:15 PM

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Andre Burakovsky (upper body) will not travel to Western Canada for the Capitals' upcoming road trip.

Washington will visit Vancouver on Thursday before playing at Edmonton on Saturday and in Calgary on Sunday. Burakovsky has been placed on injured reserve and he will see a specialist Tuesday afternoon.
Oct 24 - 12:45 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.

Burakovsky will miss his first game of the season on Thursday night when Washington visits Vancouver. It's unclear how long he will be sidelined for at this time.
Oct 24 - 10:11 AM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) is expected to "miss some time," according to coach Barry Trotz.

Trotz will have more information on Burakovsky's status Tuesday. The Capitals winger wasn't able to practice Monday due to an upper-body injury, which he sustained last Saturday.
Oct 23 - 1:43 PM

Andre Burakovsky generated a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 OT win over Detroit.

Burakovsky started the match on the third line because of a slow start to the season. He had been skating on the second unit, but had gone four straight outings without a point. Burakovsky only recorded two helpers in his first seven contests.
Oct 21 - 10:36 AM

The Washington Capitals have inked Andre Burakovsky to a two-year, $6 million contract.

Burakovsky was a restricted free agent this summer after completing his entry-level contract. A bridge deal made a lot of sense here as Burakovsky has shown promise, but he hasn't reached the 40-point mark in a season yet. The 2017-18 campaign could be where that changes though as he should get an opportunity to serve as a top-six forward.
Jul 4 - 4:38 PM

Andre Burakovsky may graduate to Washington's top-six forward group next season.

Washington GM Brian MacLellan would like to see Burakovsky move onto one of the team's top-two lines in 2017-18. "It sure looks like Burakovsky is ready to get to the next level," said MacLellan. "You put him in a top-six role, I would assume he’s going to be successful." Burakovsky mostly played on the third line this past season and he produced 35 points in 64 games, but he looked good on a line with Nicklas Backstrom during the playoffs. He could be worth keeping an eye on going into next year.
May 30 - 6:05 PM

Andre Burakovsky has been heating up for the Capitals with three goals in his last two playoff games.

He has collected four points during that span, while seeing time on the top line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie. "I think everything is coming with confidence," Burakovsky said. "I mean, during this whole playoff, I think I've been creating so many chances, and the only thing I've been missing is to maybe hit the net. I've been working on it in practice and been watching video, what I can do to find success, and obviously it's working pretty good for me."
May 9 - 10:30 AM

Andre Burakovsky scored two goals to help the Washington Capitals beat the Penguins 5-2 in Pittsburgh Monday night and tie the teams' Second Round series at 3-3.

Game 7 will be played in Washington Wednesday night. Burakovsky's goals Monday were only his second and third of the postseason. He also had a goal and an assist when the Caps defeated the Pens 4-2 last Saturday. Burakovsky's first goal Monday, unassisted at 8:38 of the second period, gave the Caps a 2-0 lead. His second goal, also unassisted, came at 12:29 of the third period and made it 5-0 for Washington. T.J. Oshie opened the scoring on a power-play goal at 12:41 of the first period and John Carlson made it 4-0 on another power-play goal at 11:17 of the third. Nicklas Backstrom had the third Washington goal, 16 seconds into the third period. Backstrom also picked up an assist, as did Oshie. Evgeny Kuznetsov also picked up two points for the Caps, assisting twice. The Pens couldn't score until the final 3:30 of the third period and could muster up only eight shots on goal in the first two periods. The Caps are now favored to defeat the Stanley Cup defending champions.
May 8 - 10:33 PM

Andre Burakovsky scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The win allows the Capitals to stay alive in the series. Burakovsky's first-period goal tied the game at one with 30 seconds remaining in the frame. The Caps forward also picked up the only assist on Nicklas Backstrom's game-tying goal (2-2) in the third. The Capitals got two more goals from Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin before the end of the game. Burakovsky now has one goal and three assists in 11 games this postseason. Washington still trails the best-of-seven series 3-2. Game 6 will be played in Pittsburgh on Monday night.
May 6 - 10:01 PM

Andre Burakovsky skated on Washington's first line during the morning skate on Saturday.

Burakovsky and Alex Ovechkin have essentially switched spots. Burakovsky is on a line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie, while Ovechkin is on the third line with Lars Eller and Tom Wilson. The Capitals are officially in must-win mode, as another loss would eliminate them from the playoffs.
May 6 - 11:25 AM

Andre Burakovsky scored a goal and registered an assist in Washington's 3-2 win over Columbus on Sunday.

Burakovsky has 12 goals and 34 points in 60 contests this season. T.J. Oshie and Matt Niskanen also found the back of the net for the Capitals. Nicklas Backstrom, Lars Eller, and Kevin Shattenkirk each registered an assist.
Apr 2 - 11:02 PM

Andre Burakovsky was a huge factor in the Capitals 5-3 win over Tampa Bay Saturday.

The winger played for the first time in over a month as he returned from a broken hand. Burakovsky had an assist and a whopping seven shots on goal and was flying all over the ice. "It’s been a long time since my legs has been this good," Burakovsky said. "I think I was flying. I was creating chances. Everything felt good." Burakovsky has 11 goals and 30 points in 53 games this season. Put him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Mar 19 - 6:37 AM

Andre Burakovsky (hand) will make his return on Saturday.

Burakovsky has missed a little over a month. He has 11 goals and 29 points in 52 games this season.
Mar 17 - 12:50 PM

Andre Burakovsky (hand) hopes to be back in the lineup next week.

He was on the ice for Tuesday's practice and did some extra work after the session with the Capitals' assistant coaches. Burakovsky said afterward that he still feels uncomfortable shooting hard and stickhandling, but he is making good progress.
Mar 14 - 1:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
4Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
8Aaron Ness
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer