Andre Burakovsky Takes Another Step Forward Towards Return

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Shortly after Nicklas Backstrom came off the ice from his individual conditioning skate session, some Washington Capitals players came out for an optional practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Thursday morning, before the team took off for Tampa Bay. Among them was Andre Burakovsky

This was Burakovsky’s second straight day skating with his teammates but his first time wearing a normal white jersey. The day prior, Burakovsky was in a light blue non-contact jersey.

Burakovsky fully participated in the practice as the Caps worked on 2-on-1 rushes, shooting, passing, and deflections.

From our Instagram story.

Burakovsky hasn’t appeared in the Capitals lineup since Game 2 of their first round series with the Blue Jackets. After the optional ended, Barry Trotz reiterated that he’s still day-to-day. The Caps begin the Eastern Conference Finals tomorrow night.

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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