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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 (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. Nov 20 - 10:17 AM

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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.
Nov 14 - 2:53 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.
Nov 11 - 11:21 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.
Nov 10 - 3:27 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.
Nov 9 - 10:27 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.
Nov 8 - 7:39 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.
Nov 8 - 2:08 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.
Oct 31 - 2:20 PM

Brooks Laich (shoulder) probably won't play on Wednesday.

Laich might resume practicing with Washington before the end of the week. He has an assist in five games this season.
Oct 28 - 2:22 PM

The Washington Post is reporting that Brooks Laich (shoulder) was not placed on the injured reserve list despite reports to the contrary.

Trotz said something at practice on Monday that made everyone believe that Laich was going on the injured list but he never was. He is expected back in action during the upcoming week.
Oct 25 - 11:23 AM

Brooks Laich will miss Washington's three-game road trip in Western Canada because of an apparent shoulder injury.

He will head onto injured reserve. "Not too serious but serious enough where I don't think he will be quite effective enough in the three games," coach Barry Trotz said. "It's not a six-week thing. I think it's a week to 10 days and he should be ready to roll."
Oct 20 - 4:28 PM

Brooks Laich suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury Saturday night.

The Capitals winger collided with Panthers forward Shawn Thornton. He played 13:25 and had two shots on goal before departing. Laich has missed 70 games over the past two seasons. Coach Barry Trotz said he will give an update on Laich’s health Monday.
Oct 19 - 12:55 AM

Brooks Laich (undisclosed) returned to Sunday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens after leaving in the second period.

Laich returned to the game in the third period, after being hit by Tom Gilbert. Laich scored the empty netter in Washington’s 2-0 win in Montreal. The Capitals and Laich seemed to have dodged a bullet.
Sep 28 - 8:56 PM

Brooks Laich left Sunday’s game against Montreal with an undisclosed injury.

Laich took a hit from Habs’ defenseman Tom Gilbert. Gilbert did receive a boarding penalty on the play. We’ll have more information for you as it is made available.
Sep 28 - 7:42 PM

Brooks Laich already appreciates having coach Barry Trotz behind the bench and training camp hasn't started yet.

"He commands himself in a very poised and calm demeanor," he said. "He's very respectful of other people and in return demands that respect back and demands that people be polite and courteous to other people. He feels like a guy who's calm and in control of this hockey team, even though it's early and we haven't hit the ice yet." Laich also stated that he's looking forward to playing for a veteran head coach. The 31-year-old forward will be looking to bounce back from a groin problem, which has plagued him for the past two seasons, during the 2014-15 campaign.
Sep 11 - 2:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
6Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8John Erskine
9Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters