Digest: Capitals' Burakovsky to miss at least two games with upper-body injury

Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky is expected to miss at least the next two games of the team's playoff series vs. Columbus.
Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky is expected to miss at least the next two games of the team's playoff series vs. Columbus. (Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

Washington Capitals wing Andre Burakovsky will not travel with the team to Columbus, Ohio, meaning he is out for at least the next two games with what the team is calling an upper-body injury. "He's going to miss some time here," coach Barry Trotz said Monday. Burakovsky was injured on a hit from Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner in the first period Sunday night, and he played just five shifts and 2:12 overall. The Capitals lost in overtime for the second straight game, and they trail the Blue Jackets 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. The loss is a blow for a Washington team already low on top-six forward talent. Burakovsky finished the regular season with three goals and three assists in his last eight games, playing well down the stretch after his season got off to a miserable start. Burakovsky had been skating on the second line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie . The injury to Burakovsky reopens the door for rookie wing Jakub Vrana, who was a healthy scratch Sunday after playing in Thursday night's Game 1 loss. Vrana had 13 goals and 14 assists in 73 regular-season games. He had the primary assist on Devante Smith-Pelly's goal in Game 1, but he also had a pair of turnovers and finished with less than seven minutes of ice time.

— Isabelle Khurshudyan, The Washington Post


Varsity lacrosse

Six locals added to Under Armour All-America games

Six local high school lacrosse players were named in the second wave of Under Armour All-Americans announced Monday. McDonogh All-Metro standouts BJ Farrare and Jack Simmons were among the boys selected. Notre Dame Prep's Hannah Mardiney and Sarah Cooper, St. Paul's Darby Walsh and Garrison Forest's Kennedy Lynch were girls chosen to play in the 13th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse games June30 at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field. The girls will play at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 8. More area players could be named in the two remaining waves, which will be announced by the end of May. In all, 44 boys and 44 girls will be selected before being split into North and South rosters to play in the games.

— Glenn Graham

Et cetera

Redskins make moves to bolster offensive line

The Washington Redskins have shored up their offensive line by re-signing swing tackle Ty Nsekhe and interior lineman Tony Bergstrom and exercising the fifth-year option on starting right guard Brandon Scherff's contract. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Scherff is now signed through 2019. Nsekhe, who was a restricted free agent, started five games at left tackle in place of injured Pro Bowl lineman Trent Williams last season. The 32-year-old has appeared in 42 games and started 11. Bergstrom joined the Redskins last season, starting three games and appearing in nine after starting with the Ravens . ... Former Ravens tight end Gavin Escobar signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fifth team in a six-year NFL career. He played in two games last year for Baltimore, and has also spent time with Dallas, Kansas City and the Cleveland Browns , who cut him last week.

Men's college soccer: Mark Risbridger will join Navy's staff as a volunteer assistant. Risbridger recently served as the associate head coach at Division II Springfield (Mass.).

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