Andre Burakovsky a “Healthy Scratch” for Tonight’s Game vs. Islanders

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It’s no secret that Andre Burakovsky has been struggling so far this season. Rumors began to swirl last week that Andre could be sitting out a game if things didn’t change. 

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz told media Tuesday night before the Islanders game that Burakovsky would indeed be a “healthy scratch” for tonight’s game.

Burakovsky has not scored a goal since opening night, when he potted two goals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Here’s what Barry Trotz said about scratching Andre Burakovsky:

 

So far this season, Burakovsky has 8 assists to go along with his two goals, but hasn’t scored a point in his last seven games. Last season Burakovsky tallied a total of 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists). Burakovsky’s current 26-game goalless streak is the longest of his career.

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By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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