Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky will get back in the lineup Friday night against the Montreal Canadiens. It will be Burakovsky’s third game in eight games.
Burakovsky has been a healthy scratch three times during the last several weeks. He also missed back-to-back games against the Carolina Hurricanes due to the stomach flu.
He talked about contracting the ol’ north and south with reporters after the team’s morning skate.
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“I didn’t play the two games because I was sick,” Burakovsky said. “Stomach flu. It’s been around [the team] a little bit.”
Former roommate Tom Wilson, sitting in a stall immediately to Burakovsky’s right, began laughing.
Burakovsky grinned in response.
Then he shared even more details.
“It’s not a fun thing to have. You feel like crap,” Burakovsky said. “I was just on my bed the whole time. Couldn’t move. Couldn’t move. I was dead.”