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“I’m working on that every day with my personal trainer back home [in Malmo],” Burakovsky said. “I’m trying to get bigger and stronger every day and really focus on that. It’s no rush, it’s coming by itself. I just have to take one step at a time. It’s not just training all the time. I have to sleep a lot and eat right.”

Burakovsky says he’ll also need to improve on his defensive game if he hopes to make a lasting impression on Barry Trotz and his coaching staff in September.

“I look forward to the main camp,” Burakovsky said, “and I want to do whatever it takes to play some games in the NHL.”