Andre Burakovsky of Washington Capitals to have surgery, out rest of first round

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Washington Capitals winger Andre Burakovsky will have minor surgery to repair an upper-body injury and miss the rest of the first-round series against Columbus.

Coach Barry Trotz says Burakovsky could return if the team advances deeper in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Burakovsky was injured in Game 2 on Sunday on a hit by Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner.

Burakovsky, 23, had been playing in a top-six role for the Capitals in the first round after putting up 12 goals and 13 assists in 56 regular-season games. His absence pushed Chandler Stephenson up the lineup to play alongside Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie.

Stephenson skated a regulation career-high 17:02 in the Capitals’ Game 4 victory on Thursday that tied the series at 2. Game 5 is set for Saturday afternoon in Washington.



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