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Brooks Laich | Center

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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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. Mar 30 - 10:35 AM

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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.
Mar 15 - 11:24 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.
Mar 8 - 11:29 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.
Mar 3 - 6:42 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

Brooks Laich (shoulder) might play on Saturday, but that's far from certain.

Laich and the Capitals want to err on the side of caution after he tried to return on Nov. 7 and ended up back on the sidelines. He's been limited to just six games this season.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Brooks Laich (shoulder) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

The move is retroactive Nov. 7, so Washington can activate Laich whenever it wants. He has an assist in six games this season.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Brooks Laich (shoulder) is unavailable for Tuesday's contest.

Laich re-aggravated the shoulder injury that has cost him eight of Washington's last nine games. He still might return on Friday.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Brooks Laich (upper body) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Columbus.

Coach Barry Trotz said that Laich re-aggravated a shoulder injury that he initially suffered on Oct. 18 versus Florida. He didn't play on Saturday because of the ailment.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 03:27:00 PM

The reason Brooks Laich did not play on Saturday may be for precautionary reasons.

Laich missed action before returning on Friday from a shoulder injury and the Capitals did not want him to play back-to-back games just yet. That being said, Laich will be re-evaluated on Monday.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Brooks Laich is not playing for the Capitals on Saturday night because of an upper-body injury.

Laich just came back Friday from an extended absence because of a shoulder injury, and The Washington Post's Alex Prewitt says it "sounds like" it's the same injury now. He has played in just six games this year, tallying an assist. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Eric Fehr are back in the lineup as Liam O'Brien is a healthy scratch.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Brooks Laich returned to action Friday night against the Red Wings.

He had been out of action since October 19th with a shoulder injury. Laich had 15:54 of ice time against Detroit Friday night but did not skate on the power play. He was even for the night and was assessed a minor penalty. If you need Laich, feel free to activate him.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 02:08:00 AM

Brooks Laich (shoulder) might return next week.

Laich won't play on Saturday though as he's not even expected to travel with the team to Tampa Bay. He's also expected to miss Sunday's game in Washington against Arizona.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Curtis Glencross
3Marcus Johansson
4Joel Ward
5Jason Chimera
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Eric Fehr
3Jay Beagle
4Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters