Andre Burakovsky Skates Friday Morning (Update)

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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.

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.

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.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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