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Digest (July 4): Burakovsky re-signed by Capitals for two seasons

Digest (July 4): Burakovsky re-signed by Capitals for two seasons

The Washington Capitals re-signed right wing Andre Burakovsky to a two-year, $6 million contract. Burakovsky, 22, had 12 goals and 23 assists in 64 games with the Capitals during this past season, recording career highs in assists and plus/minus (+13). Burakovsky had a career-high eight multipoint games, including a career-high three-assist performance against the Carolina Hurricanes on Jan. 23. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound right wing had a point in six consecutive games from Jan. 13 to Jan. 23, tied for the fourth-longest point streak on the team last season. The Malmo, Sweden, native was selected by the Capitals in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2013 NHL draft and has...

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