Seattle Kraken Reveal Injury On Key Forward

Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis has provided an update on star winger Andre Burakovsky's injury, revealing that he suffered a tear in his groin.

The injury occurred on his first shift, 19 seconds into the game, following the All-Star break, forcing him to miss the latter part of the season.

Despite initial hopes for a return after the trade deadline, Burakovsky faced setbacks during his recovery, ultimately leading to the decision for him to undergo surgery.

The surgery required a six-week recovery period, ruling him out for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.

The 28-year-old forward had been enjoying a strong debut season in Seattle prior to his injury. In 49 games, Burakovsky contributed 13 goals and 39 points while playing a crucial role in the team's top-six forward group.

Despite the disappointment of missing crucial games, there is optimism surrounding Burakovsky's recovery. General manager Ron Francis expects him to be fully healed and ready for the start of the next season.

It's worth noting that Burakovsky still has four seasons remaining on his five-year, $27.5 million contract with the Kraken, emphasizing the team's long-term investment in his talent and contributions. Photo Credit:  Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports