"We want to make sure [Burakovsky] becomes the best player we can make him," said general manager Brian MacLellan. "The coaches are going to have input. I'm going to have input. We're gonna let the scouts have input, and we'll see what's best for him. If he can get enough ice time up here and he's handling it well, he'll get a good look."
"I think there's a lot of uncertainty here," MacLellan said. "I think we need to get into the season and see how our D pans out and what the pairs are like and how it looks. I think we need to play some games."