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Brooks Laich | Winger | #21

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 6 (193) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Brooks Laich, who was a healthy scratch on Saturday, will return Sunday against the Rangers.
Mike Richards got to play in place of Laich, who was missing just his first game of the season. However Laich has posted just five points with 53 hits this season, a far cry from what was expected of the veteran Capital coming into the season. Jan 17 - 4:17 PM

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Brooks Laich, Stanislav Galiev, and Ryan Stanton will each be scratched from Saturday's match with Buffalo.

This will be Laich's first game absent from the lineup this season as he gives way to Mike Richards' team debut. However Laich has posted just five points with 53 hits this season, a far cry from what was expected of the veteran Capital coming into the season.
Source: Mike Brophy
Jan 16 - 6:18 PM

Brooks Laich doesn't think it'll be too hard to get motivated for Sunday's tilt against the New York Rangers.

"They’ve kind of transitioned into our biggest rival probably the last four or five years, especially with the playoff history," said Laich. "We want to extend our lead on first place, and they’re going to try and close it, so it shouldn’t be a hard game to get up for." The Rangers knocked off the Capitals in the playoffs last year.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 11:20:00 AM

Brooks Laich, who blocked a shot during Saturday's game, didn't skate on Monday.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz thinks there's an 80% chance that Laich will still play on Tuesday. Laich has a goal in 13 games this season.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 09:29:00 AM

Brooks Laich hasn't recorded a point yet this season.

Laich has a minus-four rating in 10 games. He's averaging just 10:30 minutes per contest and that's part of the reason why we don't expect him to be a big offensive contributor going forward.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 09:54:00 AM

In lighter news, Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich announced his engagement to actress Julienne Hough.

The couple shared the news on Aug. 18. It appears to be a great summer for Laich, as it sounds like he's also put some of his injury woes behind him.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 12:21:00 PM

Brooks Laich is excited to work on his game in the off-season and not worry about his health.

"Last couple years I've been concerned about health and so I've been focusing on rehab, and a lot of my days were spent skating without pucks to try and make sure my legs were there and this year I don't have to worry about my legs being there," Laich said. "I can do stick drills, I can do puck drills, I can do hands drills, I can shoot more pucks, more stuff thats going to help me out offensively, rather than just being able to skate." He still missed some time in 2014-15 because of a shoulder injury, but his troublesome groin held up to the grind of the season. Unfortunately, he recorded just seven goals and 20 points in 66 games.
Tue, May 26, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Brooks Laich recorded an assist in a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

It was Game 1 of the first round series. Laich had just seven goals and 20 points in 66 contests in 2014-15. He was also credited with two hits in 13:58 minutes of ice time on Wednesday.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Brooks Laich had two assists in a 5-2 win against the New York Rangers.

Laich has six goals and 19 points in 60 games this season. There was a time when he was good for at least 40 points per campaign, but we wouldn't count on him bouncing back to that degree in 2015-16.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 10:35:00 AM

Brooks Laich suffered an upper body injury on Friday.

Laich missed practice on Saturday and is considered questionable for Sunday's match. He has no fantasy value this season with only six goals and 15 points in 53 games.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Brooks Laich lit the lamp for the first time in two months Saturday.

Laich's goal was his first in 26 games. Laich was a good fantasy player in 2008-09 and the following season as he amassed over 50 points in both seasons but now has only six goals and 15 points in 51 games this season and has little-to-no fantasy value.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 11:29:00 AM

Brooks Laich was made a late scratch on Tuesday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

It's been a trying season for the veteran forward Laich, who through 49 games this season has posted just five goals, 14 points, 44 blocks, and 80 hits. Michael Latta will take his place.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Brooks Laich enjoyed a two-point night in the Capitals’ 4-1 win over the Devils on Saturday.

Laich scored via the empty net, but he also got an assist on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s power-play goal in the second period. For the second straight season, Laich has dealt with injuries, thus he has just four points in 11 games. Jay Beagle and Karl Alzner notched the other markers, while Joel Ward recorded two assists.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 10:56:00 PM

Brooks Laich scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday.

Laich has been limited to just nine games this season due to shoulder problems. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues at this time.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Brooks Laich will return after missing 15 of the last 16 games due to a left shoulder injury, Coach Trotz confirmed.

"One of the left wing spots," is all Coach Trotz would divulge about Laich, who has just 20 points, nine goals, in only 70 games the past three seasons.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 05:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Mike Richards
6Michael Latta
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Jason Chimera
4Brooks Laich
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer