Burakovsky’s leg appeared to buckle during his first shift of Tuesday’s game against the New York Islanders, and he played just 31 seconds in the 4-0 loss.
Burakovsky had appeared in 49 of the first 50 games in his first season with Seattle after signing as a free agent. He leads the Kraken with 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) and is averaging a career-high 16:33 of ice time per game. He is one of six Seattle skaters with at least 30 points this season.
The Kraken activated defenseman Justin Schultz off injured reserve ahead of Thursday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils after he missed six games with an undisclosed injury. Seattle also recalled forward John Hayden from Coachella Valley of the AHL to add depth to the forward group.