Laich gives the Capitals 23 active players, so no corresponding move was necessary.
The Capitals lost the first game in overtime, but were playing with an eye toward Friday and the second act at Verizon Center.
What better place to return than Nassau Coliseum, the building where his NHL career launched?
Washington fails to score at even strength for the second straight game, but scrapping one standings point against the NHL’s hottest team was cause for a confidence boost.
Nicklas Backstrom’s holding penalty in overtime dooms the Capitals against the host Islanders.
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Grabovski initially thought he could stay in Washington, but the Capitals decided to spend their money on two defensemen instead.
“Feel good,” Ovechkin said. ‘Just one part of my body didn’t feel great. It’s better today, so I’m in.”
On the Capitals, like many pro sports locker rooms, just about every player goes by something other than what his parents named him.
The Islanders have won nine of 10 games, while the Capitals have won more than two straight just once this season.