December 16, 2018 | 2:10pm ET
BURAKOVSKY REPORTEDLY ON TRADE BLOCK
Andre Burakovsky, winger
The Washington Capitals are believed to be shopping winger Andre Burakovsky and there appears to be plenty of interest from around the NHL.
During Saturday night’s “Headlines” segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported the Capitals have made Burakovsky available as he has “fallen a little bit out of favour” in Washington.
According to Johnston, one of the teams interested in Burakovsky is the Vancouver Canucks, who are in the market for a top-six forward.
Buravkosky, 23, is in the final-year of a two-year, $6 million contract and can become a restricted free agent next summer.
However, Elliotte Friedman also noted during “Headlines” that the Capitals are not interested in moving Burakovsky for prospects and draft picks.
“The Capitals want to repeat (as champions),” Friedman said. “I don’t think they’re interested in a futures deal, if they trade Burakovsky, they want someone now.”
In 29 games with the Capitals so far this season, Burakovsky has registered five goals and three assists for eight points.