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


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.


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 interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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