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Andre Burakovsky | Winger | #65

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/9/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 201
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (23) / WAS

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Andre Burakovsky will not play in Game 5 Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Burakovsky will make way for Alex Chiasson. Burakovsky will join Madison Bowey, Jakub Jerabek, Shane Gersich, Travis Boyd, Nathan Walker and Pheonix Copley as scratches. May 19 - 6:57 PM

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Andre Burakovsky appears to be the odd man out based on Saturday's morning skate.

Alex Chiasson took part in line rushes and Burakovsky did not. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise considering Burakovsky has logged just 7:26 and 8:30 in each of Washington's last two games. The Capitals jumped out to a 2-0 series lead on the road but lost the next two at home. Tonight's game would go a long way in giving them the confidence needed to make a Stanley Cup Final berth.
May 19 - 12:08 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) will play in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

Burakovsky hasn't been available since Game 3 of Washington's first-round series against Columbus. He's skating on a line with Chanler Stephenson and Brett Connolly. The 23-year-old has no points in two games this postseason.
May 11 - 7:47 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) was on the third line during Friday's practice.

Burakovsky also practiced on the Capitals' second power-play unit. Officially, he's a game-time decision for Game 1, but it looks like he will be returning. His projected linemates are Chandler Stephenson and Brett Connolly.
May 11 - 1:12 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) took part in Thursday's optional practice.

Burakovsky wasn't wearing a non-contact jersey, which is a step up for him, though because it was an optional practice, there wasn't much contact anyways. Burakovsky was recently upgraded from week-to-week to day-to-day by Capitals coach Barry Trotz.
May 10 - 4:27 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) is regarded as day-to-day at this point, per Capitals coach Barry Trotz.

Burakovsky had previously been listed as week-to-week. It's not clear if Burakovsky has a real chance of playing in the Capitals' series opener against Tampa Bay, but he will travel with his teammates ahead of Game 1.
May 9 - 5:05 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) won't travel with the team to Pittsburgh ahead of Game 6 on Monday night.

Burakovsky has already missed nine games due to an upper-body injury and he is expected to be out for Monday's contest as well. The good news is that he recently started skating again, but a timetable for his return remains uncertain.
May 6 - 3:12 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) went through a conditioning skate on Friday.

That marks Burakovsky's return to the ice. He didn't engage in any work with the puck and he's still week-to-week, but at least it's a sign of progress. It sounds like it would be wishful thinking to hope he'd return before the end of the second round, but if the Capitals advance beyond that series then perhaps Burakovsky will eventually be an option.
May 4 - 12:40 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) will not travel with the team to Pittsburgh ahead of Game 3 on Tuesday night.

Burakovksy has been sidelined since Apr. 15 due to an upper-body injury. It's unclear if he will be back at any point for Washington's second-round playoff series against Pittsburgh.
Apr 30 - 11:12 AM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) is listed as week-to-week, according to coach Barry Trotz.

Trotz isn't sure if Burakovsky will be available to play in Round 2 against Pittsburgh. The Capitals forward was injured in Game 2 against Columbus and he had to undergo a minor surgery for the upper-body ailment. Burakovsky is expected to resume skating soon.
Apr 25 - 11:53 AM

Andre Burakovsky will undergo minor surgery for his upper-body injury.

Burakovsky will miss the remainder of the first round as a result. He might be able to return later in the playoffs if the Capitals advance beyond the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Apr 20 - 1:43 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) has been ruled out for Game 4.

We're just passing along the official announcement as a matter of course. He didn't travel with the Capitals to Columbus ahead of Game 3, so he obviously wasn't expected to participate in Game 4 either.
Apr 18 - 1:37 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) won't travel with the team to Columbus.

Burakovsky is expected to miss at least the next two games after he suffered an upper-body injury on Sunday in Game 2 against the Blue Jackets. He posted just 12 goals and 25 points in 56 games during the regular season.
Apr 16 - 10:42 AM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) will be re-evaluated Monday after he was injured in the first period Sunday.

Burakovsky did not return for the remainder of the game and his availability for Game 3 is up in the air. If he is unable to go, then Jakub Vrana is likely to return to the lineup after he was a healthy scratch in Game 2.
Apr 16 - 9:21 AM

Andre Burakovsky left Sunday night's game with an upper-body injury during the first period.

Burakovsky was knocked into the boards by Boone Jenner and seemed uncomfortable afterwards. It appeared his left shoulder took the brunt of the impact. Game 3 goes Tuesday night in Columbus and his status for that match is unclear at this time.
Apr 15 - 9:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley