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Digest (Dec. 7): Burakovsky returning to lineup for Capitals

Digest (Dec. 7): Burakovsky returning to lineup for Capitals

Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky is expected to be in Washington's lineup tonight against the New York Rangers, his first game since he broke his left thumb in late October. Burakovsky had surgery and has missed the past 20 games. "That's the word on the street," Burakovsky said. "Talked to [coach Barry Trotz], and I'm cleared to go." To activate Burakovsky off long-term injured reserve, the Capitals cleared cap and roster space by re-assigning forward Travis Boyd to the American Hockey League and then placing forward Tyler Graovac on waivers with the intent of sending him down to the AHL, if he...

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