The Washington Capitals are receiving phone calls regarding forward Andre Burakovsky and are "certainly listening," according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
LeBrun wrote in The Athletic Tuesday that the Vancouver Canucks, Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars are among the teams he believes have inquired on the 2013 first-round pick. He adds that the Capitals are seeking a veteran top-nine forward in return to boost their chances of repeating as Stanley Cup champions.
The 23-year-old Burakovsky has five goals and 11 points in 42 contests, spending six games this season as a healthy scratch. He scored 12 goals and posted 25 points in 56 games last season and added two goals and six points in 13 games during the team's playoff run.
He carries a $3 million cap hit in the final season of the two-year deal he signed with the Capitals in 2017 and is scheduled to be arbitration-eligible as a restricted free agent this July.
Burakovsky has posted 55 goals and 131 points in 294 games since making his debut with the Capitals during the 2014-15 season.
He is listed at No. 33 on the TSN Trade Bait Board.