Andre Burakvosky suffered an upper-body injury in Game 2 of the Washington Capitals first round series with the Columbus Blue Jackets that sidelined him for the remainder of that series and part of the Caps second round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. But there was some good news the morning after Game 4.
One hour before the Capitals took the ice for an optional skate on Friday morning, Burakovsky was skating on his own at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 4, 2018
Burakovsky was going through a conditioning skate with Mark Nemish, the team’s strength and conditioning coach. He skated around some cones and had a stick in his hand but did not work on puck handling. Video via Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington.
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) May 4, 2018
During the optional skate, coach Barry Trotz talked to the media and gave an update on Burakovsky. Trotz said that he’s still week-to-week and that Friday morning was the first day he skated.
You should take this to mean it’s highly unlikely he’ll be available for this series.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) May 4, 2018
By Michael Marzzacco