• Tallies Power-Play Goal Monday

    News: Burakvosky scored a power-play goal and recorded three shots during Washington's 3-1 win over the Islanders on Monday.
    Analysis: Andre Burakovsky has been given every opportunity to claim the second-line center role to start the season while Nicklas Backstrom (hip) works his way back to full health. Although the sophomore forward spent Monday centering what is likely to be Washington's third-line wingers in Brooks Laich and Tom Wilson, so far the former first-round pick has done nothing to dissuade the coaching staff from keeping him as a top-six forward for opening night. More experienced and physically stronger than a year ago, Burakovsky should remain a viable top-six forward throughout the season even once Backstrom returns, giving him plenty of sleeper value in most leagues, so keep an eye on him in later rounds of your draft.
  • Caps' Burakovsky To Play Center At Training Camp

    News: Capitals head coach Barry Trotz said Andre Burakovsky will get another crack at the center position during training camp, but anticipates "him being on the wing at some point", Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Having spent the beginning of last season as the team's second-line center, Andre Burakovsky will get more work at the center position this training camp in light of first-line center Nicklas Backstrom's recovery following offseason hip surgery. Given that the second-line center job is now firmly in Evgeny Kuznetsov's grasp, Burakovsky's transition back to the wing at some point is all but certain, but the 20-year-old Swede is very much in the mix for a top-six role this season, and has some solid sleeper potential.
  • Capitals' Burakovsky Reassigned To AHL Hershey

    News: Andre Burakovsky was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Friday, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: With the Capitals eliminated by the Rangers on Wednesday, Andre Burakovsky will join the Bears for an AHL playoff run. The 20-year-old should be a candidate to make the Capitals' roster out of training camp next season.
  • Capitals' Burakovsky Lights The Lamp Twice

    News: Andre Burakovsky had both goals for the Capitals in their Game 4 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
    Analysis: These are Andre Burakovsky's first two goals of the playoffs, and he only has three points in nine games. He's only 20, and only has 53 regular season games to his name, so he is more a name for the future than the present.
  • Capitals' Burakovsky Recalled From AHL Hershey

    News: Andre Burakovsky was recalled from AHL Hershey on Sunday.
    Analysis: Andre Burakovsky, the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, has 22 points (nine goals) through the first 50 games of his rookie season, along with an impressive plus-12 rating. He's an interesting breakout candidate for 2015-16, although his solid rookie season means he probably won't fly under the radar.
  • Caps Send Burakovsky To AHL

    News: Andre Burakovsky was assigned to AHL Hershey on Sunday, the Capitals' official site reports.
    Analysis: Andre Burakovsky, who has notched 22 points in 50 games with Washington to date, figures to be back with the big club in time, but for now he'll head to the AHL, while fellow forward Chris Conner has been recalled by the Caps.
  • Caps Recall Burakovsky From AHL

    News: Andre Burakovsky was recalled from AHL Hershey on an emergency basis Friday.
    Analysis: With Jay Beagle nursing an upper-body injury and Michael Latta (upper-body) not quite ready to play, the Capitals brought up the 20-year-old forward from the AHL ranks. Andre Burakovsky is slated to play the left wing on the fourth line with Brooks Laich and Tom Wilson, so unless he gets more prominent ice time, his fantasy value will remain limited to deeper leagues.
  • Caps Reassign Burakovsky

    News: Andre Burakovsky was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Sunday.
    Analysis: Andre Burakovsky was a late scratch from the lineup Saturday as Alex Ovechkin was able to give it a go despite a previous lower-body injury. As an emergency recall, he was required to be returned following the contest, and that is indeed the case.
  • Caps' Burakovsky A Late Scratch Saturday

    News: Andre Burakovsky was a late scratch from the lineup for Saturday's game against the Sabres, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: As an emergency recall, Andre Burakovsky's status has been tied to the availability of Alex Ovechkin, who appears to have recovered from a lower-body injury. Unless the Capitals use one of their four non-emergency recalls to keep Burakovsky in D.C., he's likely headed back to AHL Hershey.
  • Caps' Burakovsky In Limbo As Ovechkin Nears Return

    News: Andre Burakovsky would be sent back to AHL Hershey if Ovechkin (lower-body) is able to play Saturday night, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Per the rules of emergency recalls, Andre Burakovsky would be immediately sent to AHL Hershey if Ovechkin, currently ailing from a lower body injury, is able to play Saturday night. This puts Burakovsky owners in a bit of a bind, as the final determination for Ovechkin playing isn't likely to be made until just prior to the start of the game. Given that they are facing Buffalo on the second half of a back-to-back road trip, odds are the Capitals will give Ovechkin another night off, but check for updates before puck drop for a final word, and have a backup plan for Burakovsky.