Andre Burakovsky Continues to Make Progress (Video), from Week-to-Week to Day-to-Day

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The Washington Capitals held their first practice of the third round on Wednesday morning. One of the biggest storylines of the day was Andre Burakovsky and how close he is to returning to action since injuring his upper-body during Game 2 of the first round.

Beginning last Friday, the day before Game 5 of the second round, Burakovsky began doing individual skating for the first time. He also did a conditioning skate after the Capitals held a morning skate that Saturday. At the time, Burakovsky skated around with a stick in his hand and did some skating drills with strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish.

On Wednesday, Burakovsky joined his teammates for practice and was wearing a light blue non-contact jersey.

While the team began practice over at the Arlington rink doing individualized drills, Burakovsky was a full participant.

Burakovsky didn’t participate in the team-centric drills on the main Capitals rink (5-on-5, special teams) but did partake in some forward work once the forwards and blue liners were on opposite sides of the rink.

 

 

Per Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington, Burakovsky wasn’t made available to reporters but after the skate coach Barry Trotz gave an update. Trotz said that Burakovksy is now listed from week-to-week to day-to-day. He will travel with the team to Tampa Bay for Game 1 on Friday night.

Here’s a great video from the end of practice of Burakovsky going top shelf over Pheonix Copley. Burakovsky looked good today and having him back in the third round will be vital against a tough Lightning team.

 

 

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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