Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates said that Game 5's win "bought the team a day" when it comes to Brooks Laich's recovery process.
Brooks Laich said he didn't have sports hernia surgery in April, but he he did undergo a "small procedure that was groin related."
Brooks Laich (groin) was on the ice Wednesday.
Brooks Laich (groin) didn't skate Monday.
Brooks Laich (groin) no longer is limping and is nearing a return to the Capitals' lineup.
Brooks Laich (groin) is projected to play at some point during the playoffs, but he hasn't resumed skating yet.
Brooks Laich (groin) is probably a week or two away from skating.
Brooks Laich (groin) hasn't been traveling with the Capitals.
Brooks Laich will not have surgery on his groin but won't return until he's 100 percent pain-free.
The Capitals aren't saying much regarding Brooks Laich's groin issue.
Brooks Laich will meet with another doctor after visiting with groin specialist Michael Brunt.
Brooks Laich (undisclosed) needs to see a specialist.
Brooks Laich will not play Saturday night against the Panthers.
Brooks Laich left Thursday's game against the New York Islanders with an undisclosed injury.