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Washington Capitals
Position
C
 
Jersey
21
Name  Brooks Laich
Born  6/23/1983
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Shoots  L
11/3/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Brooks Laich (shoulder) may return to action this week.
Insight: He has been out since mid-October after injuring his shoulder against the Panthers, but since he was not placed on the injured reserved list, Laich could suit up any day. Stay tuned.
 
3/17/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Brooks Laich (groin) will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his groin, according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Laich aggravated a nagging groin injury earlier this month and has been in and out of the lineup lately. He had been skating on the top line and produced three goals and six points over his last seven games; the spot will be filled by Marcus Johansson.
 
3/16/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Brooks Laich (groin) missed Sunday's game.
Insight: Laich aggravated a nagging groin injury earlier this month and has been in and out of the lineup lately. When healthy he has been playing on the top line and produced three goals and six points his last seven games.
 
3/14/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Brooks Laich will play Friday, according to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post.
Insight: Laich aggravated a nagging groin injury earlier this month and had to sit out Tuesday, but he has put up a point in each of his last three games and six points in his last six while skating primarily on the top line.
 
3/8/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Brooks Laich played through a groin injury and scored a goal Saturday.
Insight: Laich has dealt with a nagging groin injury the last two seasons and aggravated it Wednesday, but he was able to give it a go and skated nearly 19 minutes against Phoenix. Laich has been getting playing time with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom recently and has put up three goals and five points in his last five games.
 
3/8/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Brooks Laich (groin) will play Saturday, according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Laich has dealt with a nagging groin injury the last two seasons and aggravated it Wednesday. He didn't skate Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning, so it's surprising that he's playing. Laich has been getting playing time with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom recently and had four points in his last four games.
 
3/8/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Brooks Laich will be a game-time decision Saturday due to a groin injury, according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Laich has dealt with a nagging groin injury the last two seasons and aggravated it Wednesday. He didn't skate Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning and probably won't play Saturday night. Laich has been getting playing time with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom recently and had four points in his last four games.
 
2/27/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Brooks Laich skated on the top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Thursday night and it provided an immediate boost to his numbers.
Insight: Laich had a goal and two assists after putting up just nine points in his first 44 games of the season.
 
2/4/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Washington Capitals winger Brooks Laich is questionable for Tuesday's game against the NY Islanders due to a groin injury.
Insight: Laich has just nine points in 41 games this season. He's no longer the scorer he once was and fantasy owners can find better elsewhere.
 
12/30/2013 2:06:00 PM
Description: Washington Capitals winger Brooks Laich is questionable for Monday's game with Ottawa due to a groin injury.
Insight: Laich averaged 50.2 points from 2008-2011, but played just nine games last season and has managed just six points in 26 games this season. He's no longer the scorer he once was.
 
12/8/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Washington Capitals winger Brooks Laich is questionable for Sunday's game against the NY Rangers due to a groin injury.
Insight: Laich put up 41 points in 2011, but played just nine games last season. His six points in 25 games this season won't put him on any fantasy radar screens, nor will his -9 rating.
 
5/8/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Washington Capitals winger Brooks Laich is doubtful for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Wednesday against the NY Rangers.
Insight: Laich put up 41 points last season (16 G, 25 A), but injured only allowed him to play nine games and score four points. He hasn't been on the ice since April 4.
 
4/6/2013 11:42:00 AM
Description: Washington Capitals winger Brooks Laich (lower body) is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida.
Insight: Laich put up 41 points last season (16 G, 25 A), but has been a huge disappointment this season - playing just nine games and scoring four points.
 
2/1/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Washington Capitals winger Brooks Laich (groin) took part in Thursday's morning skate, according to a Washington Post report. However, the team has still not announced a timetable for his return.
Insight: Laich put up 41 points last season (16 G, 25 A) in a conservative offense and will be surrounded by very good talent on the second line when he returns.
 
1/22/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: Washington Capitals winger Brooks Laich (groin) is skating on his own, but still not ready to return to the ice.
Insight: Laich put up 41 points last season (16 G, 25 A) in a conservative offense and will be surrounded by very good talent on the second line when he returns. He's still 7-10 days away, according to all accounts.
 
1/15/2013 12:35:00 PM
Description: Washington Capitals winger Brooks Laich is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a strianed groin
Insight: Laich put up 41 points last season (16 G, 25 A) and with the team's new coach looking for more offense he could certainly exceed that - if healthy.
 
6/28/2011 12:26:00 PM
Description: The Washington Capitals have signed Brooks Laich to a six-year extension worth $27 million. TSN
Insight: Laich was thought to perhaps be heading to free agency, but the Caps made it worth his while to stick around with a long-term extension. His production fell by 11 points last season (48 points total), but he is still an important two-way forward for the Caps.
 
12/27/2010 4:00:00 PM
Description: Laich picked up an assist on Sunday against Carolina.
Insight: Laich has points in four straight games as he now has 19 points on the year. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/24/2010 9:04:00 AM
Description: Laich recorded an assist on Thursday night against the Penguins.
Insight: Laich has points in three straight games with three assists over that span. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/16/2010 8:03:00 AM
Description: Laich scored his eighth goal of the season on Wednesday night against the Ducks.
Insight: Laich now has 20 points in 33 games so far this year for the Capitals. (RapidDraft.com)
 

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