Seattle Kraken forward, Andre Burakovsky, is facing a tough blow in his second season with the team. Over the weekend, in a game against the New York Rangers, Burakovsky sustained an upper-body injury that will keep him sidelined for an estimated six to eight weeks.
The incident occurred early in the second period when Burakovsky collided with Rangers captain Jacob Trouba, crashing into the boards shoulder-first. Clearly in pain, he immediately left the ice, reaching for his right collarbone. Trouba was penalized for roughing.
Burakovsky had managed to chip in two points in the first five games, showing promise for his role within the Kraken.
Burakovsky, 28, is now on the road to recovery, and Seattle fans eagerly await his return to the ice. His absence is a significant loss, considering his five-year, $27.5 million contract signed in the summer of 2022.