Another Brutal Blow For Former Stanley Cup Winner

Terrible luck continues to engulf Seattle Kraken winger Andre Burakovsky. He just came back from six weeks off after a procedure for an upper-body injury, and immediately is lost again for a significant period.

Kraken head coach Dave Hakstol lists Burakovsky as out "week to week" this time. He added, though, that the new injury is unrelated to his last one. 

“I’m sure it’s frustrating for him,” said Hakstol, in an understatement. 

The 28-year-old played just six games before going down with the first injury, recording two assists. He added another in his one game back Thursday night. Last season, he missed 33 games with a groin muscle tear, and finished with 13 goals and 39 points in 49 games. 

The former Stanley Cup winner just signed a 5-year, $27.5M contract with the Kraken in 2022 with a cap hit of $5.5M. He so far only been able to play in 56 of a possible 109 games on the deal. 

Burakovsky was drafted in the first round, No. 23 overall, in 2013 by the Washington Capitals, and after five seasons in DC, went to the Colorado Avalance, where he helped them win the Cup in 2022. 

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