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.
Trotz said Andre Burakovsky is not in tonight.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) December 13, 2016
Burakovsky has not scored a goal since opening night, when he potted two goals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Trotz informed us Burakovsky will be healthy scratch. Given the way lines are going, I expect third line to be 10-20-13, others same. #Caps
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) December 13, 2016
Here’s what Barry Trotz said about scratching Andre Burakovsky:
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 13, 2016
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