Andre Burakovsky Returns to Full Practice, Will Start In Tampa

Andre Burakovsky took an additional step closer to returning to the Capitals lineup  on Friday morning, as he participated in his first full contact practice with the team. 

Burakovsky suffered an injury to his right hand blocking a shot against the Detroit Red Wings on February 9th. He has missed 15 consecutive games since the injury occurred.

Burakovsky informed media after practice that he will indeed play tomorrow night against the Lightning in Tampa. A few scenes from practice this morning at Kettler:

 

In related news, the Capitals reassigned Jakub Vrana to Hershey. The move frees up salary cap space necessary for Burakovsky to return from injured reserve.

Video of injury:

 

By Jon Sorensen

😊 @andreburakovsky

A post shared by NoVa Caps (@nova_caps) on

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 done nothing but grow over the decades, including 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.
This entry was posted in Injuries, Management, News, Players and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Andre Burakovsky Returns to Full Practice, Will Start In Tampa

  1. Pingback: Capitals Daily Report: Burakovsky will play Tomorrow Night | NoVa Caps

  2. Pingback: Scenes From Kettler: Images from Practice (Photos) | NoVa Caps

  3. Pingback: Andre Burakovsky’s First Game Back was One to Remember | NoVa Caps

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s