Things are going from bad to worse for the Washington Capitals, as head coach Barry Trotz announced Monday that forward Andre Burakovsky won't be traveling with the team to Columbus and will be out for at least the next two games, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press.
Burakovsky started Game 2 but played only 2:12 before taking a hard hit from Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner early in the first period. He left the game and did not return.
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Washington is now in a two-game hole, as Matt Calvert's overtime winner gave Columbus its second road win of the series, and with Burakovsky now being out for at least Games 3 and 4, the Caps' hole is getting deeper with each passing day.
Burakovsky is coming off a regular season in which he tallied 12 goals and 13 assists in 56 games.