Burakovsky gets two-year bridge deal with Caps


The Washington Capitals have re-signed winger Andre Burakovsky to a two-year, $6 million contract.

It’s a bridge deal for the 22-year-old. He’ll still be a restricted free agent when it expires.

Burakovsky had 12 goals and 23 assists in 64 games last season, the final year of his entry-level contract. He then added three goals and three assists in 13 playoff games.

The Burakovsky deal comes on the heels of a massive contract extension for Evgeny Kuznetsov. Two years ago, it was Kuznetsov that signed a bridge deal. Burakovsky’s payment breaks down as such:

The Caps still have one restricted free agent in goalie Philipp Grubauer.

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