It appears Andre Burakovsky's time in D.C. could potentially be nearing its end.
Burakovsky possesses a rare blend of size (6-foot-3), speed, and skill, but has apparently fallen out of favor with the Capitals. He's posted just 11 points in 42 games this season, is averaging a career-low 11:32 of ice time per contest, and has been a healthy scratch on multiple occasions.
The 23-year-old was selected 23rd overall by the Caps in the 2013 draft. He's shown flashes of promise, scoring 17 goals as a 20-year-old during his second NHL season in 2015-16.
Many expected Burakovsky to break out following the departures of top-six forwards Marcus Johansson and Justin Williams before last season, but he couldn't carve out a prominent offensive role and was eventually passed by rookie Jakub Vrana in the pecking order.
Burakovsky's currently in the final year of a contract with a $3-million cap hit and will become a restricted free agent on July 1.