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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 (illness) didn't travel with the Capitals to Carolina.
Burakovsky will consequently miss his second straight game on Friday. He has three goals and eight points in 21 contests this season. Jan 12 - 12:45 PM

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Andre Burakovsky (illness) won't play against the Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Look for Brett Connolly to take his place in the lineup. Burakovsky is considered day-to-day at this point. He has three goals and five assists in 21 games this season.
Jan 11 - 6:31 PM

Andre Burakovsky may be out of coach Barry Trotz's doghouse.

Burakovsky's play has been lacking of late and Trotz has made him a healthy scratch for a couple of games this past week. In Saturday morning's practice however, Burakovsky was skating on the Caps' third line alongside Alex Chiasson and Jay Beagle and he got some work on the team's second power-play unit. It looks as if Burakovsky will be in the Washington lineup Sunday against St. Louis.
Jan 6 - 11:57 AM

The Washington Capitals have decided to sit Andre Burakovsky tonight for their matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Burakovsky has eight points in 19 games but hasn't picked up a point in his last four games. He will sit for the second straight game.
Jan 2 - 6:52 PM

Andre Burakovsky will be a healthy scratch for Saturday night's game against New Jersey.

Capitals' coach Barry Trotz is not happy with Burakovsky's game. Trotz wants Burakovsky to play with more urgency and play with more consistency. It's hard to know if this scratch is a one-game thing or will lead to an extended stay in the press box for Burakovsky. For now, place him on reserve.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Andre Burakovsky scored two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Dallas Stars.

Not bad for a player that had just one assist in his last five games. Burakovsky opened the scoring midway through the first period. He then registered the primary assist on Brett Connolly's game-tying goal (3-3) with under four minutes left in regulation. Burakovsky then scored the game-winning goal in the extra frame. The Caps forward has three goals and eight points in 15 games this season.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 12:39:00 AM

Andre Burakovsky has only one assist in four games since returning from a broken thumb.

Burakovsky missed seven weeks with the broken thumb. He should be a top-six forward but Jakub Vrana has taken his spot and may not give it back. Burakovsky has a goal and five points in 13 games and still needs to get back in shape. "Stops and starting and turning feels, I think when I'm skating, I feel like it's a little bit odd," Burakovsky said after practice on Friday. "But I think stickhandling and passing and shooting is coming back. I had a couple good looks [Thursday against the Boston Bruins], it's just some bad luck. Just sometimes when I skate I can feel like it's still a little bit different."
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 09:12:00 AM

Although he did not record a point in Friday's 4-2 win over the Rangers, Andre Burakovsky impressed coach Barry Trotz with his performance.

Trotz thought Burakovsky had good jump and did not look rusty despite being sidelined since October 21st with a broken thumb. If you have not already done so, activate Burakovsky as he will likely get ample power-play ice time and will be in the Capitals' top six.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Andre Burakovsky (broken thumb) will be able to return on Friday.

It will be Burakovsky's first game since Oct. 21. He has a goal and four points in nine contests this season.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 01:41:00 PM

Andre Burakovsky (broken thumb) isn't ready to return Wednesday night.

Burakovsky still needs medical clearance before he can rejoin the Capitals. The good news is that he might be able to make his return on Friday.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 11:26:00 AM

Andre Burakovsky (broken thumb) is targeting a return for early next week.

Burakovsky skated on Monday and he is expected to practice with the team on Tuesday. He has been sidelined since Oct. 21.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 11:47:00 AM

Andre Burakovsky is progressing nicely in his recovery from a broken thumb.

He was seen receiving passes and taking shots on goal during a workout Saturday morning. Burakovsky, who has been out of action since October 21st, seems to be a little ahead of schedule in his recovery. There is a very good chance he will be ready to play before Christmas.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 12:25:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 05:15:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 12:45:00 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.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 10:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
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
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer