Burakovsky (upper body) got onto the ice for Thursday's game-day skate but won't be an option against the Kings. Coach Jared Bednar described it as a "step in the right direction," Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.
With Burakovsky on the shelf, the Avs have been utilizing 11 forwards and seven defensemen, a formation that will see youngster Byram Bowen make his NHL debut Thursday. Until Burakovsky is given the green light to return, Brandon Saad and Joonas Donskoi figure to fill out the second line alongside Nazem Kadri. With a back-to-back on the schedule, Burakovsky's next opportunity to get into the lineup will likely be against Anaheim on Sunday.
Burakovsky (upper body) didn't practice Wednesday, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Burakovsky missed Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Kings with this injury, and his absence Wednesday doesn't bode well for the winger's availability for Thursday's rematch in Los Angeles. Confirmation of Burakovsky's status one way or the other should emerge prior to puck drop Thursday, but it may be prudent to have a replacement prepared in case he ends up sitting out.
Burakovsky will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Kings after suffering an upper-body injury, AJ Haefele of DNVR reports.
Burakovsky's absence could create issues for the Avs' power play considering he has tallied two goals and one assist with the man advantage in two games this year. Without Burakovsky, Colorado will likely insert Joonas Donskoi into a top-six role while Valeri Nichushkin could link up with the No. 2 power-play unit.
Burakovsky scored a goal and offered an assist, both on the power play, in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blues.
Burakovsky got loose on a pass from goalie Philipp Grubauer to net the Avalanche's second goal of the contest. The 25-year-old Burakovsky added the secondary helper on Devon Toews' tally in the third period. After starting the year on the top line, Burakovsky returned to his familiar role on Nazem Kadri's right wing, which seemed to do wonders for the team as a whole in their explosive win. With three power-play points through two contests, Burakovsky's off to a fine start to 2020-21.
Burakovsky will skate on the second line for Friday's game against the Blues, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Burakovsky opened the season at left wing on the top line and scored the Avs' lone goal in a 4-1 loss. Colorado head coach Jared Bednar saw an at-times sluggish effort from his team and decided to swap Burakovsky with Gabriel Landeskog, who rejoins Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen on the top line. Burakovsky, a left-handed shot who sees the net better from the right side, prefers right wing and will skate there Friday. His power-play goal Wednesday was scored from the right circle.
Burakovsky scored a power-play goal in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.
Burakovsky tallied just 4:55 into the game, but that was all the Avalanche could get past Blues goalie Jordan Binnington. It was an unusually quiet game for the Avalanche's offense, which averaged 3.37 goals per game last year. Burakovsky is expected to skate with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen at even strength this season, which gives the 25-year-old winger a big boost in fantasy value.
Burakovsky signed a two-year, $9.8 million contract with the Avalanche on Saturday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Burakovsky set career highs this year in goals (20), assists (25) and power-play points (11). The winger should continue to fill a top-six role with the Avs and could even get the occasional opportunity to play with Nathan MacKinnon on the first line. Heading into the 2020-21 season, Burakovsky should provide top-half fantasy value and figures to push for the 50-point threshold.
Burakovsky scored a goal on three shots and picked up an assist in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to Dallas in Game 7.
Burakovsky gave the Avalanche a 2-1 lead midway through the first period with a heavy wrist shot from the left faceoff circle. He later added an assist on Nazem Kadri's power-play tally in the second period. Burakovsky finished the playoffs with points in each of his last five games (four goals, five assists) and collected 17 points overall in 15 postseason games.
Burakovsky had an assist and a team-leading five shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Stars in Game 6.
Burakovsky earned the secondary helper on Mikko Rantanen's third-period tally. The 25-year-old Burakovsky was playing on the top line as Gabriel Landeskog was used sparingly in the third period due to an apparent leg injury. In his last four games, Burakovsky has three goals, four helpers, 12 shots and a plus-6 rating. He's capable of filling in on the top line if Landeskog is deemed unfit to play prior to Friday's Game 7.
Burakovsky scored two goals and added an assist in Monday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 5.
Burakovsky scored the second of five first-period tallies, and added an assist on Mikko Rantanen's marker. In the second period, Burakovsky provided an insurance tally to answer a push from the Stars. The 25-year-old winger has found a groove with three goals, three helpers and a plus-6 rating over his last three games. Burakovsky saw some time on Nathan MacKinnon's line Monday -- he'll get a boost in fantasy value if he sticks there for Wednesday's Game 6.
Burakovsky scored a goal and added five hits in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Stars in Game 3.
Burakovsky gave the Avalanche their first lead of the game at 4:41 of the second period. The winger is up to four goals, five assists, 11 shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in 11 outings. If Burakovsky can get going more consistently on offense, the Avalanche would be able to find balance as opposed to relying on Nathan MacKinnon's line to light the lamp.
Burakovsky collected a pair of assist sand two PIM in Wednesday's 7-1 series-clinching win over Arizona in Game 5.
Burakovsky set up first-period goals by Samuel Girard and Nazem Kadri that stretched Colorado's cushion to 3-0. The 25-year-old extended his point streak to four games, and he now boasts three goals and five assists in eight postseason games. He has only generated seven shots in those eight games but is still finding other ways to produce offense on the second line with Kadri and Joonas Donskoi.
Coach Jared Bednar think Burakovsky (undisclosed) will be "good to go" for Wednesday's Game 4 against Arizona, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Burakovsky was hobbled a bit after blocking a shot during Monday's Game 3 victory, but he should slot into his usual spots on Colorado's second line and second power-play unit for Game 4. The 25-year-old winger has been highly productive during postseason play, having racked up three goals and six points in just seven games.
Burakovsky (undisclosed) is doubtful for Game 5 against the Coyotes on Wednesday after blocking a shot in Game 4, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Burakovsky appeared to take a puck to his foot when blocking the shot, though the team didn't provide any specifics regarding the nature of his injury. In seven postseason contests, the winger registered three goals, three helpers and seven shots. If the Austrian misses any time, Tyson Jost or Valeri Nichushkin figure to jump up to the second line.
Burakovsky scored a goal Saturday in a 4-2 loss to Arizona in Game 3.
He has goals in back-to-back games and his five points in six games put him fourth on the team's point list this postseason. Burakovsky leads the team with three goals.
Burakovsky scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-2 victory over the Coyotes during Game 2 of their first-round series.
With just under three minutes left in the third period, Nazem Kadri took a shot from near the half boards that caromed off a skate to Burakovsky in the slot, and the 25-year-old forward wired a one-timer past Darcy Kuemper for the winner. Burakovsky now has two goals and four points in five playoff games.
Burakovsky had a goal and an assist with two shots in Wednesday's 4-0 round-robin win over Dallas.
Burakovsky closed the book on the scoring in this one when he sent a long wrister through traffic early in the third period. He also picked up the secondary assist on a Joonas Donskoi goal late in the opening frame. The 25-year-old enjoyed his first 20-goal campaign as an NHLer in 2019-20 despite appearing in only 58 games.
Burakovsky (undisclosed) is expected to suit up for Sunday's round-robin game against the Blues.
Burakovsky missed Friday's practice, but head coach Jared Bednar indicated that it wasn't anything serious. The 25-year-old winger posted his first 20-goal campaign and scored a career-best 45 points in just 58 games during the regular season.
Burakovsky (undisclosed) was not in attendance for Friday's practice session, though head coach Jared Bednar told reporters he expects the winger to join the group Saturday, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
It sounds like nothing serious for Burakovsky, so fantasy players shouldn't be concerned about his availability for Sunday's round-robin clash with St. Louis. The Austria native is slated to fill a top-line role with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, which is one of the better assignments in the league.
Per Ryan Clark of The Athletic, Burakovsky (lower body) was nearing a return when the NHL put its season on hold in mid-March, so it's safe to assume he's now fully recovered.
Burakovsky was already skating in a non-contact jersey shortly before the NHL went on hiatus, so he was always expected to be ready if and when the league resumed its season. The 25-year-old winger has enjoyed a breakout campaign in his first year with the Avalanche, setting career highs in goals (20) and assists (25) in just 58 contests.
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