The Washington Capitals resident bad boy, Andre Burakovsky, is not playing against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight due to illness. The Capitals announced the surprise scratch a half an hour before puck drop.
#Caps Andre Burakovsky will not play tonight (illness).
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 11, 2018
Burakovsky skated with Lars Eller and TJ Oshie on the third line during the morning skate. Instead, Brett Connolly took Burra’s spot in the lineup.
#Caps lines vs Carolina:
8-Ovechkin, 19-Backstrom, 25-Smith-Pelly
13-Vrana, 92-Kuznetsov, 43-Wilson
10-Connolly, 20-Eller, 77-Oshie
18-Stephenson, 83-Beagle, 39-Chiasson
Holtby vs Darling. #CapsCanes
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) January 11, 2018
Headline photo: Cara Bahniuk
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