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Andre Burakovsky | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (19) / 2/9/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 178

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Andre Burakovsky is a late scratch Wednesday night against the Penguins.
Head Coach Barry Trotz hinted that some lineup changes would be made Wednesday and sure enough, he followed through. Burakovsky had been skating on the Caps' top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom but Trotz will insert Jay Beagle in his spot Wednesday. The youngster has seven goals and 12 assists in 38 games this season and this will be a situation to monitor going forward. Jan 28 - 7:58 PM

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Andre Burakovsky had two assists in a 5-4 shootout loss to Edmonton.

Burakovsky has recorded at least a point in back-to-back games for the first time since Oct. 26-29. He's tied for sixth place among rookies in the scoring race with 18 points 37 contests.
Jan 21 - 11:32 AM

Andre Burakovsky scored a goal in Washington's 4-3 victory against Florida on Sunday.

Burakovsky went from being a healthy scratch in the Capitals' previous two games to playing on a line with Alex Ovechkin. "When I come back I want to show coach I don't belong in the stands," Burakovsky said. "I never want to be in the stands and watch the games I always want to be on the ice and play." Burakovsky has struggled in the first half of the season, but he's worth keeping a close eye on going forward.
Jan 5 - 11:06 AM

Andre Burakovsky will line up with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the top line Sunday.

Burakovsky has been a bottom six forward or sitting in the press box of late and that's no spot for someone of his age and offensive potential. Jay Beagle and Tom Wilson have been playing the wing on the line with Ovechkin and Backstrom of late but that will change in the game against Florida. Take Burakovsky, especially in keeper pools.
Jan 4 - 10:01 AM

Andre Burakovsky and Nate Schmidt will be healthy scratches Monday night against the Islanders.

Both players had just played on December 23rd against the Rangers but were then scratched Saturday against the Penguins. Burakovsky has 13 points (four goals and nine assists) in 28 games played while Schmidt has just three assists in 32 games on defense. Jack Hillen will lineup with Mike Green as the third pairing Monday night.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Andre Burakovsky and Nate Schmidt drew back into the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

After being demoted to the AHL and a healthy scratch last night, Burakovsky is expected to center the Caps' fourth line between Jason Chimera and Michael Latta. The young Russian rookie forward has 13 points in 26 games this season. However he has just five points over his last 17 games.
Source: Adam Vingan
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 07:57:00 PM

Andre Burakovsky and Nate Schmidt will be healthy scratches Monday against the Senators.

Burakovsky was just called up earlier today but will be back in the press box Monday night. He has played in 26 games for the Caps this year, registering four goals and nine assists. Nate Schmidt will also be a healthy scratch Monday night. In 31 games played this year, the defenseman has three assists and no goals to show for.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Andre Burakovsky has been called up by the Washington Capitals.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz revealed Washington's plans for Burakovsky after he was sent to the minors, so this doesn't come as a surprise. Burakovsky has spent a fair amount of time in the press box recently, so his brief minor-league stint was an opportunity to get some work in.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 09:25:00 AM

Andre Burakovsky will spend two games with the Hershey Bears before returning to the Capitals.

Coach Barry Trotz wants to get Burakovsky some playing time after he had been a healthy scratch in five of the last six games. Burakovsky will get top six minutes with the Bears. He is not going to play for Sweden in the World Juniors as Trotz said he is the team's 13th forward and they may need him. "One of the reasons we’re not sending him to the World Junior is he’s right now, we sort of have him as our 13th forward," Trotz said. "But at the same time, we’ve got some people that are hurt, there’s mumps going around, there’s a lot of reasons where you don’t want to commit to having him go, then you need him down the road, not be able to get him. It wouldn’t be fair to another kid who could get named to the team, then we have to pull him back from there. Once he goes there, you can’t [retrieve] him until [Jan.] 6, I believe. That was one of our concerns. We’ve got a lot of games in the next two weeks."
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 10:56:00 AM

The plan is to have Andre Burakovsky play in two games with AHL Hershey.

Burakovsky has been a healthy scratch in five of Washington's last six games, so this will give him a chance to play. The Capitals decided not to loan Burakovsky to Sweden for the World Juniors, which obviously would have allowed him to log big minutes in a high stakes environment.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 01:18:00 PM

Andre Burakovsky has been sent to AHL Hershey.

Burakovsky has been a healthy scratch in five of Washington's last six games. This is less than a week after the Washington Capitals decided not to loan Burakovsky to Team Sweden for the World Juniors. He has four goals and 13 points in 26 games this season.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:46:00 AM

Andre Burakovsky is a healthy scratch on Thursday against Columbus.

Burakovsky was the Capitals' first round pick in 2013. Jack Hillen is also a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Andre Burakovsky might serve as a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

That's based on the fact that Burakovsky stayed on the ice later than most of his teammates Tuesday morning. Jason Chimera spent Saturday's game in the press box, but he'll be back in the lineup Tuesday night, so someone needs to be taken out to accommodate that.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Andre Burakovsky won't be loaned to Team Sweden for the World Juniors.

That's not surprising, but the Capitals have now eliminated all doubt. Burakovsky has four goals and 13 points in 26 games this season.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:03:00 PM

After being a healthy scratch the last three games, Andre Burakovsky is scheduled to return to the Washington lineup on Saturday.

If Friday's line combinations are correct, Burakovsky will play on the fourth unit, centering Jay Beagle and Michael Latta, forcing Jason Chimera to be a healthy scratch. Burakovsky was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2013 Draft and has 13 points in 25 games. That's not a bad start for the rookie and you should look for more in upcoming seasons, although it may be hard to do this year.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
6Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7John Erskine
8Jack Hillen
9Cam Schilling
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters