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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 scored a goal and registered an assist Thursday night.
That snapped Burakovsky's seven-game point drought. He's been limited to nine goals and 19 points in 44 contests this season and has spent some time as a healthy scratch. Maybe the 23-year-old will bounce back next season, but he doesn't have much fantasy value as things currently stand. Mar 16 - 5:20 AM

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Despite his struggles this season, the Washington Capitals still appear to be high on Andre Burakovsky.

Burakovsky could be trade bait at the deadline as other teams would love to have the former first round pick but GM Brian McLellan likes his forward who has struggled with injuries this season. "[Burakovsky] got off track with his injury and missed some time and got out of sync," MacLellan said. "I'm really confident that he's going to be a good player here. He'll find it down the stretch for us." He has four goals and 11 points in 28 games and was made a healthy scratch Friday.
Feb 11 - 9:41 AM

Andre Burakovsky will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Burakovsky got less than seven minutes of ice time in Tuesday's game against Columbus. He has four goals and seven assists in 28 games this season. Taylor Chorney will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 9 - 6:45 PM

Andre Burakovsky is projected to be a healthy scratch on Friday.

That's based on the lines during Friday's practice. Burakovsky spent time in the press box earlier this season, but he's also missed time due to a broken thumb and more recently an illness. In total, he's participated in just 28 games in 2017-18.
Feb 9 - 11:25 AM

Andre Burakovsky's fortunes are looking up after a poor first half in which he registered only eight points in 21 games.

After a number of games in which he sat in the press box, Washington coach Barry Trotz seems to be happy with how Burakovsky is playing now. So much so that he has promoted the talented winger to the team's second line alongside Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie. If you're looking for a fantasy boost, try and pry Burakovsky away from an unsuspecting competitor.
Jan 20 - 12:25 PM

Andre Burakovsky (illness) has declared himself good to go for Friday's game.

Burakovsky missed three straight games. He has three goals and eight points in 21 contests. It looks like Devante Smith-Pelly will be a healthy scratch as a result.
Jan 19 - 12:20 PM

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

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

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
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer