Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
2013 Draft Prep Guide
Gameday Inactives
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Red Zone Stats
Teams
Schedules
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Teams
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
21 Brooks Laich C
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 6/23/1983 | Birthplace: Wawota, Saskatchewan, Canada | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 9 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 4/0 | Average Draft Position: 226.68

Latest Updates

 
3/27/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Reports Improvement

News: Brooks Laich (groin) has reported improvement in his recovery from the procedure he underwent last Monday, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich is expected to begin skating on his own Thursday before gradually picking up his activities thereafter, but fantasy owners shouldn't bank on him to return until the postseason, at the earliest. He's just over one week through the four-to-six-week timetable etched out for him after he completed the operation to release a tight adductor muscle.

3/17/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich (Groin) Likely Out 4-6 Weeks

News: Brooks Laich had a successful procedure to release a tight adductor on Monday, the Capitals' official site reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich will likely miss 4-6 weeks of action, as this is the typical recovery timetable for this type of surgery. He's been dealing with this nagging groin injury off and on of late, but this surgery should finally set things straight for him. Laich has appeared in 51 contests for the Capitals this season, scoring eight goals on 75 shots, and tallying 7 assists.

3/15/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Doesn't Skate Saturday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) did not participate in the team's Saturday morning skate, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich has been in and out of the lineup this week due to the injury. He'll rest Saturday and test the groin out Sunday before getting back onto the ice. Consider him day-to-day and expect the team to update his condition soon.

3/14/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Playing Friday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) will play in Friday's game against the Canucks, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich has been in and out of the lineup recently, missing two of the past four games, including Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Penguins. He's not a safe bet beyond Friday but will at least be available against the Canucks.

3/14/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Questionable For Friday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) skated on his own prior to the Capitals' morning skate Friday, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Such activity would seemingly indicate that Brooks Laich won't play Friday vs. the Canucks, but coach Adam Oates hasn't relayed official word on his status. It should be apparent closer to game time whether or not Laich will be available.

3/12/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Capitals' Laich Will Not Play Tuesday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) did not make the trip to Pittsburgh and will be unavailable for Tuesday night's game against the Penguins, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich scored a goal Monday night, but as has often been the case, will be held out of Tuesday night's game. The Caps hope Laich will be ready to go for Friday's game against Vancouver.

3/10/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Skips Morning Skate

News: Brooks Laich (groin) wasn't present during morning skate, but still seems likely to play Monday against the Penguins, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: The Capitals had the injured Aaron Volpatti skate in Brooks Laich's stead on the first line during the morning session, suggesting he was merely a placeholder while the team looks to allow the forward to recover from his groin ailment. After sitting out Thursday's game against the Bruins, Laich returned to the ice Saturday against the Coyotes, contributing a goal and four hits in the victory.

3/8/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Playing Saturday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) is playing in Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Brian McNally of the Washington Times reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich appeared unlikely to play after missing Saturday morning's skatearound, but he'll give it a go as the Caps fight for a wild-card spot.

3/8/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Skips Saturday Morning Skate

News: Brooks Laich (groin) was not on the ice for the team's morning skate and is doubtful to play Saturday night against Phoenix, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: This is the third-straight day that Brooks Laich has been unable to skate due to the injury. Coach Adam Oates said that he hoped to have him back for Saturday but that seems unlikely now. Continue to view him as day-to-day and expect the team to update his condition over the weekend.

3/7/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Could Play Saturday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) could play Saturday against the Coyotes, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Coach Adam Oates isn't ready to sign off on Brooks Laich returning just yet, as he wants to see how the 30-year-old looks in Saturday's morning skate before making a decision on his availability. Laich aggravated a nagging groin injury in Wednesday's loss the the Flyers.

3/6/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Slowed By Groin Again

News: Brooks Laich will sit out Thursday after aggravating his nagging groin injury in Wednesday's loss to the Flyers, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: The Capitals didn't specify Brooks Laich was dealing with an injury in their initial report this morning, but it's not surprising given his problems with the ailment the last two seasons. The fact that he's already left the team to return to Washington wouldn't seem to bode well for his status for the games to come.

3/6/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich To Sit Thursday

News: Brooks Laich will not play Thursday against the Bruins.
Analysis: It doesn't sound like Brooks Laich sustained any sort of injury Wednesday against the Flyers, but the team is managing him extremely carefully in light of his repeated groin issues the last two seasons. He was given a maintenance day during Tuesday's practice, and keeping him out of the second game of a back-to-back would seem to be a similar preventative measure. Laich has been producing when he's active -- he potted a goal in Wednesday's game and has four points in four games since the Olympic break.

3/4/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Capitals' Laich Not At Tuesday's Practice

News: Brooks Laich is taking a maintenance day and was not present at Tuesday's practice, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich has been hampered with chronic groin problems resulting from an injury sustained while playing in Switzerland during the lockout, and it is likely that he will be given plenty of days off in the hopes of keeping the groin issues at bay during the Capitals' playoff push. Aside from a three-point burst in the Capitals' post-Sochi debut against Florida on Thursday, Laich has been relatively quiet this season. Although, it is worth noting that he has been bumped up to the team's top-line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, so if he can stay with the Olympians and produce, he may have some value down the stretch, but it would be wise to temper expectations.

2/28/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Busts Slump In Big Way

News: Brooks Laich, temporarily occupying a top-line spot, scored a goal and contributed two assists in Thursday's win over Florida.
Analysis: Sometimes, opportunity is everything. Brooks Laich had gone six straight games without a point and had previously totaled all of three points in 18 games since the new year, but he got to skate alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on this night and reaped the rewards. However, Marcus Johansson is due back with the team soon.

2/26/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Capitals' Laich Practices On Top Line

News: Brooks Laich skated with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the team's top line during Wednesday's practice, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich is probably just temporarily filling in for Marcus Johansson who is still tied up returning to DC after dealing with visa/immigration issues following Sochi and is expected to be with the Capitals for Thursday's game against Florida. Unless he somehow sticks on the team's top line, Laich remains a consideration only in the deepest of fantasy leagues.

2/5/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS Caps' Laich Returns To Action Tuesday

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Returns To Action Tuesday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) returned to the ice Tuesday vs. the Islanders following a one-game absence.
Analysis: Brooks Laich saw 12:47 of ice time in his return and was held off the scoresheet entirely, save for one shot attempt and victories on four of eight faceoffs. The forward's tepid scoring numbers and presence on the Capitals' fourth-line, in addition to his seemingly never-ending groin issues, should take him off the radar across most fantasy leagues.

2/4/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Capitals' Laich Skates On Fouth Line

News: Brooks Laich (groin) was a left winger on the Capitals' fourth line during Tuesday morning's skate, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Head coach Adam Oates said Brooks Laich was being used on the fourth line because they "don't know exactly how he'll hold up through the game". Laich's groin injury continues to be a serious concern for the Capitals as he plods through a forgettable campaign in which he has managed only five goals and four assists in 41 games. He remains a reach even in the deepest of fantasy leagues.

2/3/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Skates Monday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) was on the ice for Monday's practice, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: The report notes that Brooks Laich was moving around gingerly on the ice, suggesting that it may take a little bit for him to get over the groin tenderness. He'll see how he feels at morning skate Tuesday before a decision is rendered on his status for the game against the Islanders. Laich's issues with groin injuries have robbed him of large chunks of each of the last two seasons and could be considered a chronic problem at this point.

2/2/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Out Sunday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) did not play Sunday against the Red Wings.
Analysis: Brooks Laich, who took just two shifts in the third period of Friday night's game after his groin tightened up, is in the day-to-day category as Tuesday's game against the Islanders approaches.

2/1/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Capitals' Laich A Game-Time Decision For Sunday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) did not practice Saturday afternoon and is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Detroit, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich was held out for much of the third period of Friday's game in Detroit with tightness in his groin. Head coach Adam Oates says the team will "see how he feels when he wakes up tomorrow," Janes reports. The timing is not good for a Capitals team that is struggling to stay in the playoff race and is already without usual second line center Mikhail Grabovski. With only five goals and nine points on the season, Laich possesses limited fantasy value even if he is able to play, as he is not producing much offense even with an influx of quality minutes following Grabovski's injury.

1/28/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Likely To Play Tuesday

News: Brooks Laich (undisclosed) looks like he'll play Tuesday vs. the Sabres, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich was on the ice for line rushes during pregame warmups, a usual sign that he'll be in the lineup for the Capitals. Ryan Stoa was recalled from AHL Hershey earlier in the day and will sub in for Laich if he experiences any discomfort in the minutes leading up to game time.

1/28/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich A Game-Time Decision Tuesday

News: Brooks Laich (unspecified issue) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Sabres, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: With Brooks Laich's status Tuesday uncertain, the Capitals have recalled forward Ryan Stoa from AHL Hershey.

1/27/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Capitals' Laich Not Practicing Monday

News: Brooks Laich skated prior to Monday's practice, but did not participate in team drills, according to Mike Vogel of Monumental Network.
Analysis: It is thought that Brooks Laich, who has been dealing with the effects of a groin injury suffered during last season's lockout, is merely taking a maintenance day so as not to aggravate the injury any further. Although he had a great outing in the Capitals' 5-0 victory over Montreal (1 assist, plus-3), he has been a disappointment in terms of offense this season with just five goals and four assists in 38 games this season. Combined with his injury history, Laich remains a consideration only in very deep leagues.

1/1/2014

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Set To Return Thursday-

News: Brooks Laich (groin) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich has missed the previous three games with his groin issues cropping up again, but this latest recurrence of the injury won't force him to injured reserve. Now that he's seemingly healthy, Laich could be plugged back into a top-six role for the Capitals, but it could be just a matter of time before his groin starts acting up again.

12/30/2013

Brooks Laich, C, WAS

Brooks Laich

Caps' Laich Will Not Play Monday

News: Brooks Laich (groin) will not play in Monday's game against the Senators, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Brooks Laich traveled with the Capitals on the road trip, but it was unlikely he was going to play in either game. He is targeting a return for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes.