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 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 Civil 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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