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Brooks Laich | Center

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Brooks Laich (groin) has been placed on long term injured reserve.
Laich underwent surgery on his groin a couple of weeks ago and is gone for the season. He had only eight goals and 15 points in 51 games this season. Mar 31 - 11:20 AM

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Brooks Laich is expected to miss the rest of the season after he had surgery on his groin.

The team announced Monday that Laich "underwent a successful procedure to release a tight adductor" and he's expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks. Laich skated in just nine games last season because of an ongoing groin problem and that issue continued to hamper him this campaign. He generated eight goals and 15 points in 51 matches.
Mar 17 - 6:20 PM

Brooks Laich (groin) won't travel with the Capitals on their three-game trip through California this week.

He will meet with specialist Michael Brunt in St. Louis again to try to get a better handle on his ongoing groin issue. Coach Adam Oates indicated that Laich may get a "small procedure," which will be similar to one he had last spring.
Mar 17 - 10:53 AM

Brooks Laich will be a game-time decision for Sunday afternoon's game against Toronto.

He was limited to a mere two shifts in the final 15:32 against Vancouver on Friday and he didn't skate on Saturday. Laich is considered day-to-day right now because of his lingering groin injury.
Mar 15 - 2:31 PM

Brooks Laich was "laboring with groin pain" in the third period Friday night.

Laich missed the Capitals' previous game with the lingering issue. He only played two shifts in the final 15:32 of the game because of it. "I asked him to give us everything he had and he did," coach Adam Oates said. "I really, really appreciate what he did for us, but I didn’t want to play him after that."  Washington plays Sunday, so it'll be interesting to see whether he's good enough to suit up.
Mar 15 - 11:01 AM

Brooks Laich played 12:20 on Friday night in his return from a groin issue.

He missed Tuesday's game. Laich continues to deal with a lingering groin problem and it's unlikely he'll be back to 100% this season. He was a minus-one with no shots on goal against Vancouver.
Mar 15 - 2:09 AM

Brooks Laich (groin) will be a game-time decision again on Monday.

He ended up playing on Saturday but he's still not 100 percent from a lingering groin problem. Laich didn't take part in Monday's morning skate. If he's able to play then it's expected to be alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
Mar 10 - 4:48 PM

Brooks Laich is in the lineup for the Capitals against the Coyotes.

Laich has been nagged by a groin issue and had missed Thursday's game because of it. He didn't skate in the morning, but he's giving it a go Saturday night. It has not been a good year for Laich, who has 13 points in 48 games this season.
Mar 8 - 7:04 PM

Brooks Laich (groin) didn't skate in the morning, but he's being listed as a game-time decision for Saturday's match against Phoenix.

However, he hasn't skated for three straight days, so it doesn't look like he'll be available to play. "For me it's frustrating because we want him," coach Adam Oates said. "But clearly I feel more sorry for him because he's a frustrated athlete that doesn't want to be in this position and he's trying to give the team everything. It's tough when guys have the injury bug, it hurts everybody." Laich has been bothered by an ongoing groin issue for the last two years.
Mar 8 - 3:18 PM

Brooks Laich (groin) is a possibility for Saturday's contest.

Laich will be re-evaluated Saturday morning before a final determination is made. He missed Thursday's game due to the injury.
Mar 7 - 1:32 PM

Brooks Laich aggravated his nagging groin problem and he won't play Thursday.

He is on his way back to Washington. Laich has been dealing with the issue for the past two seasons. Recently acquired forward Chris Brown will take his place in the lineup against Boston.
Mar 6 - 4:48 PM

Brooks Laich (groin) returned to action on Tuesday February 4.

Laich missed Sunday's game due to the ailment. He had a shot on goal in 12:47 minutes of ice time in his return.
Feb 5 - 1:42 AM

Brooks Laich didn't practice Saturday after he left Friday's game in the third period because of a lingering groin issue.

"In the third period he felt a little tightness, but we shut him down," coach Adam Oates said. "He still killed a penalty for us. But he didn't skate today and we'll see how he feels when he wakes up tomorrow." Laich hasn't been completely ruled out of playing on Sunday, but we'd consider him doubtful right now.
Feb 1 - 4:48 PM

Brooks Laich will be a game-time decision on Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury.

Laich missed Monday's skate for maintenance reasons, but he was on the ice with the Capitals Tuesday morning. He's projected to center the second line if he does play.
Jan 28 - 12:32 PM

Brooks Laich scored a shorthanded goal in Washington's 4-3 loss on Wednesday.

Laich snapped a four-game point drought and netted his first goal since Nov. 27. He has just five goals and eight points in 33 contests in 2013-14.
Jan 16 - 11:01 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Brooks Laich
4Evgeny Kuznetsov
5Jay Beagle
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Dustin Penner
3Joel Ward
4Jason Chimera
5Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Eric Fehr
4Tom Wilson
5Ryan Stoa
D1John Carlson
2Mike Green
3Karl Alzner
4Dmitry Orlov
5Connor Carrick
6John Erskine
7Jack Hillen
8Patrick Wey
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Braden Holtby