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:


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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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