Caps' Laich Still Out: Brooks Laich, who had sports hernia surgery in early April, won't play in Monday's Game 7 against the Rangers, the Winnipeg Sun's Ken Wiebe reports. (Updated 5/13/13)
Groin - (Updated - 4/12/13)
Brooks Laich has been progressing, however, suggesting that we could see him in the next round of the playoffs, should the Caps win Monday and advance to play the winner of the Bruins/Leafs series. (Updated 5/13/13).
04/04/2013 22:09 Caps take major step toward playoffs with SO victory
Mike Green scored his fifth goal in four games, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and then was perfect in the shootout, and the Washington Capitals' long, slow comeback toward a playoff spot took another big step Thursday night with a 2-1 shootout win over the New York Islanders.
Washington's on-ice leader, Brooks Laich is a fan favorite in DC and one of the team's most versatile forwards. Laich has played with Alexander Ovechkin as his winger in previous seasons, but Laich's true value lies in his leadership and work ethic. Unfortunately, those two facets of his game are not measurable by statistics. Laich potted 16 goals for the second-straight season, notching 41 total points. If he plays with the team's top six forwards, Laich could be a decent option in the later rounds of deeper leagues, but, for now, he's worth more to Washington than most rosters. (Updated 8/14/12)