Birthday Injury Keeps Burakovsky Out of Lineup

Thursday started so well for 22 year-old Andre Burakovsky , receiving well wishes from his friends, fans, and teammates for his birthday.

He showed up for warmup, looking serious and ready to get some great scoring shots in the game…

Unfortunately he didn’t make it too far in the game after blocking a shot with his hand. It didn’t go so well, as this photo from twitter shows:

By this morning our worst fears were confirmed. Burky will likely be out until mid-March, according to Coach Trotz. He said it is a hand injury that will not require surgery. Zach Sanford will be in for him on Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks.

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