Burakovsky signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Avalanche on Monday.
Colorado sent two drafts picks to Washington in order to acquire Burakovsky in late June, so there was never really any doubt that the restricted free agent would be signed to a new deal ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. The 2013 first-round pick failed to live up to expectations during his time with the Capitals, totaling 145 points in 328 games, so the Avalanche are clearly hoping that a change of scenery will help him tap into his unrealized potential. It's hard to pinpoint what type of role Burakovsky will take on during the upcoming campaign, but he should get more opportunities to contribute than he did with Washington in 2018-19, making him worth a speculative add in deeper fantasy leagues.
Burakovsky was acquired by the Avalanche from the Capitals in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick, a 2020 third-round pick and Scott Kosmachuk on Friday, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Burakovsky found himself watching from the press box periodically last season, but still managed 12 goals and 13 helpers in 76 outings. A fresh start with the Avs should give him an opportunity to earn more minutes after averaging a mere 11:08 of ice time in 2018-19.
Burakovsky will get a qualifying offer from the Capitals ahead of Tuesday's deadline, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.
This move will allow the Capitals to keep Burakovsky's rights so he doesn't hit unrestricted free agency. Finding the money to actually retain the 24-year-old winger on a new contract will be tricky, as the cap-strapped Caps were one of the teams most adversely affected by the 2019-20 salary cap coming in below expectations.
Burakovsky will not play for Team Sweden at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
Burakovsky might be trying to avoid any injury potential as he heads towards restricted free agency this summer. The 24-year-old winger has been enigmatic during his time with the Capitals and it remains to be seen if they have enough confidence to tender his $3.25 million qualifying offer or risk letting him sign with a different team.
Burakovsky is hopeful he will return to DC next season, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Burakovsky confirmed he has not had any discussions with the team about a possible extension just yet. A restricted free agent, the 24-year-old winger struggled mightily in 2018-19 with just 12 goals and 25 points in 76 games -- although 16 of those points came in the last half of the season. The enigmatic winger will be owed a $3.25 million qualifying offer to retain his rights, which may prove too rich for a Capitals team right up against the salary cap and unwilling to commit to a forward with such inconsistent production.
Burakovsky registered an even-strength assist in Monday's Game 6 loss to the Hurricanes, with 5-2 being the final score.
Burakovsky synched up with Lars Eller and was the secondary distributor on the game's first goal to Brett Connolly -- this was a sweet top-shelf snipe from the latter, but Burakovsky hasn't been all that active in the postseason with this counting as his first point in the series.
Burakovksy recorded an assist, two shots and three hits during Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Canadiens.
Burakovsky's helper ended a seven-game scoring drought that was a significant blemish on an otherwise impressive performance since the beginning of February (six goals, 13 points in 31 games) for the third-line winger. The 24-year-old will need to produce more consistently if he is to garner a more significant role in the postseason.
Burakovsky registered a goal and three shots during Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Devils.
Burakovsky has been in the doghouse for much of the season, but his game has really picked up in recent weeks with six goals and 12 points over his last 20 games despite averaging just 10:34 of ice time. The 24-year-old's lack of quality ice time on the fourth line holds his fantasy value in check for the balance of this season, but this hot streak could portend well for his fantasy production in 2019-20.
Burakovsky scored a goal in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over New York.
Burakovsky has points in four of his last five appearances and now sits at 21 points for the season (in 60 appearances). No need to get too excited, as the 24-year-old finished Sunday's win with just 6:58 of TOI.
Burakovsky collected an assist and four shots during Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Senators.
Burakovsky has a goal and two helpers over his last three games. The 24-year-old winger was spared as a bargaining chip at the trade deadline despite persistent rumors of being on the outs in Washington, and can only hope that this recent hot streak will help him take the next step in his development. However, with just 20 points over 58 games, the first-round pick from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft can be safely passed over in standard formats.
Burakovsky registered an assist while logging 10:53 of ice time during Sunday's 6-5 overtime win against the Rangers.
Burakovsky has raised his game in response to persistent questions about his future in Washington, posting two goals and seven points over his last 10 games. Along with linemates Lars Eller and Brett Connolly, the 23-year-old winger seems to be finding his game in the latter half of the season, and there's a decent chance he has played himself off the hot seat as far as Monday's trade deadline is concerned. However, the arrival of Carl Hagelin gives the Caps an insurance policy on the speedy Swede, so the first-round pick from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft won't be able to rest on his laurels.
Burakovsky tallied two assists, two hits and three shots during Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Burakovsky might be feeling the heat of all the rumors surrounding him regarding the upcoming trade deadline and has responded with a goal and three points in his last two games. The Capitals might be less willing to part with the Swedish winger if he can spark the third line, but the now 24-year-old winger has hardly been a model of consistency in his NHL career so expectations should be held tightly in check.
Burakovsky tallied a goal, two shots and three blocked shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory against the Avalanche.
Burakovsky continues to struggle with inconsistency as the rumors surrounding a possible departure from the Capitals are intensifying with the trade deadline looming. With just two goals and five points in his last 14 games, the Swedish winger might benefit from a change of scenery. The 23-year-old's fantasy value remains quite limited unless he improves his output or gets a more prominent role elsewhere.
Burakovsky is being scouted by the Stars, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
The Stars reportedly sent their top scout to D.C. to see Burakovsky in action against the Islanders on Friday, with the winger doling out two hits and coming up empty on his lone shot in a 2-0 loss. The Austrian has been limited to a career-low (00:23) of average ice time on the man advantage this season, and it seems like only a new environment could invigorate Burakovsky, who has five goals and four assists over 41 games and 11:35 of average ice time.
Burakovsky tallied an assist and three shots during Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Stars.
The helper is Burakovsky's only point in the last eight games, and he's managed just five goals and nine points in 36 games this season. Time may be running out for the 23-year-old in Washington, but his fantasy value in standard formats may have already dried up.
Burakovsky is expected to be in the lineup Friday against the Sabres, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Burakovsky sat out the last four games as a healthy scratch after managing just five goals, eight points and a minus-5 rating in 29 games this season. Rumors continue to churn that the 23-year-old is on the trade block, so this is a pivotal opportunity for the Swedish winger. However, unless he improves his offensive consistency or lands a more meaningful role on another team, his fantasy value remains fairly limited.
Burakovsky potted a goal among two shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over Arizona.
Burakovsky found the back of the net for his fifth goal of the 2018-19 campaign. The speedy winger still lacks consistency, as the goal puts him at only eight points through 28 games this year. Burakovsky's on pace for a career low in ice time, and despite starting out in the top six of late, he's only averaging 11:27 for the season.
Burakovsky recorded a power-play goal and three shots during Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Burakovsky's tally marks just his third goal and fifth point in 21 games this season, which puts him on pace for a career-low 20 points (with an unsavory minus-20 rating to boot). With a couple of 30-point seasons under his belt, it's quite possible the 23-year-old Swede will snap out of this funk, but he's had a rollercoaster career in Washington and isn't a reliable option even in deeper formats at this time.
Burakovsky scored a goal and assisted on another in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Minnesota.
With only four points on the year and because of his line demotion, Burakovsky, 23, can be safely ignored in most formats. For those in deeper leagues, you simply have to hope the bottom-six forward figures out his offensive struggles sooner rather than later.
Burakovsky scored his first goal of the season while firing five shots on net in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.
Burakovsky's goal marked his first point of the season, but fantasy owners shouldn't see it as a sign of things to come, as the 2013 first-round pick has been relegated to a bottom-six role this campaign, averaging just 11:08 of ice time per game. To make matters worse, the Austrian winger also isn't getting any looks on the man advantage, putting a cap on his already underwhelming offensive upside. Burakovsky can be safely ignored in most fantasy formats.
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