Capitals Insider: Brooks Laich


Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Capitals season review: Top six forwards

A look at those who played on the first or second line this year.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Forwards, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Injury updates on Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, Jack Hillen, Brooks Laich and Patrick Wey

Checking in with the walking wounded.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Patrick Wey

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Jack Hillen questionable, Mikhail Grabovski out against Bruins (updated)

News and notes from Friday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Brooks Laich ‘mentally and physically liberated’ after surgery, optimistic about quick recovery

Veteran forward speaks with reporters about recovery process after undergoing groin surgery.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 08:38 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Brooks Laich out four to six weeks

The Capitals forward underwent successful surgery Monday to release a tight adductor muscle.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:38 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Brooks Laich will not join Capitals on West Coast trip

The forward will head to St. Louis to see groin specialist Michael Brunt and might undergo what Coach Adam Oates called “a small procedure.“

By Chelsea Janes  |  08:44 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov on second line during Capitals practice

Notes from the Capitals’ practice on Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Groin injuries, Line combinations, Practice update

Posted at 02:03 AM ET, 03/15/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Vancouver

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Vancouver.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:03 AM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canucks, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Five thoughts, Groin injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Sochi, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Brooks Laich’s only skating may happen in games

Groin injury could keep forward from practicing, but Coach Adam Oates says team is playing for its playoff hopes.

By Barry Svrluga  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Brooks Laich visits groin specialist, won’t face Penguins

Brooks Laich is visiting Michael Brunt, who performed his abdominal surgery last spring, in St. Louis.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:40 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh

Quick goals against are leading to Washington losing at inopportune times.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Martin Erat

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Coyotes

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Phoenix.

By  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Coyotes, Five thoughts, Groin injuries, Jaroslav Halak, Karl Alzner

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 03/08/2014

Video: Capitals’ three-goal comeback against the Coyotes

Video: The 5:02 span in the third period that changed the course of Saturday’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:37 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Coyotes, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/08/2014

Jaroslav Halak to make Capitals debut against Phoenix

Notes from the Caps’ Saturday morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Coyotes, Groin injuries, Injuries, Jaroslav Halak, John Erskine, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Capitals without Brooks Laich and John Erskine against Bruins

The Caps will be without two veterans in Boston Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Bruins, Groin injuries, Injuries, John Erskine

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Dustin Penner hoping for smooth transition with Capitals

The big winger is coming from the NHL’s first-place team to one that is on the outside of the playoff picture.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Dustin Penner, NHL trade deadline, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Panthers

Notes and observations on Thursday night’s win in South Florida.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Capitals eager to kick off stretch run

After 19 days since their last game, the Caps are glad to be back in a game-day routine.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, Eric Fehr, Lineups

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Mike Green will miss third straight game with concussion

News and notes from the morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:39 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Concussions, Injuries, Lineups, Mike Green

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Injuries piling up for Capitals

With three games left before the Olympic break the Capitals suddenly see their injured list growing rapidly.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Michal Neuvirth to start against Red Wings

Mike Green and Brooks Laich are both game-time decisions.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Red Wings, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 02/01/2014

Brooks Laich misses practice Saturday

The Capitals forward misses practice Saturday after leaving Friday’s game with tightness in his groin.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:31 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Red Wings, Casey Wellman, Injuries

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/01/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss in Detroit

Notes and observations from the loss in Detroit.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Red Wings, Casey Wellman, Injuries, Jason Chimera, Mike Green, penalties

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Brooks Laich a game-time decision against Sabres

News and notes from the morning skate in Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sabres, Lineups

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Capitals recall Ryan Stoa

Will the Caps be without another veteran forward in Buffalo?

By Katie Carrera  |  11:11 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Sabres, Injuries, Roster moves, Ryan Stoa

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Mikhail Grabovski will not travel to Buffalo (updated)

News and notes from Monday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:17 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Brooks Laich: ‘If you’re not winning, do something extra’

Veteran winger Brooks Laich has strong words after the Capitals’ sixth straight loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:03 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Sens

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 loss in Pittsburgh

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Penguins.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, connor carrick, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, John Erskine, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Sabres

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sabres, Five thoughts, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Brooks Laich moves into top six, Marcus Johansson down to third line

Brooks Laich jumps into the top six, while Marcus Johansson moves down to center the third line.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:52 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Practice update

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/04/2014

Braden Holtby to start against Wild

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate in Minnesota.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Wild, Lineups, Martin Erat

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to Carolina

Notes and observations from Thursday’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:26 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Quick response goals cost Capitals in loss to Hurricanes

Washington has allowed 22 goals this season within 2 minutes and 30 seconds of scoring itself.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:33 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Adam Oates searching for a spark by splitting up Ovechkin, Backstrom

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are split as Coach Adam Oates experiments with chemistry.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:34 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Injuries, Line combinations, Lineups

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Adam Oates shuffles lines; Alex Ovechkin skates with Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr

The Capitals have new forward lines in Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/28/2013

Brooks Laich practices, will travel to Buffalo

Notes from Capitals’ practice on Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:33 PM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Michael Latta, Practice update

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Brooks Laich suffers setback, won’t face Rangers

The Capitals’ forward is “in a holding pattern“

By Katie Carrera  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Rangers, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to the Ducks

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss to Anaheim at Verizon Center on Monday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Ducks, Five thoughts, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Bruce Boudreau “nervous as all get-out” in return to Washington

The Ducks had dual motivation, extending their winning streak and getting a victory for Boudreau.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:23 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, bruce boudreau, Caps-Ducks

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Brooks Laich returns to Caps’ lineup vs Ducks, Philipp Grubauer to start

News and notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Ducks, Groin injuries, Injuries, Lineups, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/22/2013

With Bruce Boudreau, Anaheim up next, Caps alter practice schedule

With Bruce Boudreau and the Ducks up next, the Caps can’t afford a day off.

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, bruce boudreau, John Carlson

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Martin Erat still waiting for trade

It’s been a month since he went public with his trade request, but the veteran winger remains a Capital.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Martin Erat, Trades

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Mikhail Grabovski returns to practice, likely to play against Hurricanes

Notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Goalies, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Braden Holtby to start in Philadelphia; Brooks Laich skates for second straight day

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate in Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Flyers, Casey Wellman, Groin injuries, Injuries, Michael Latta, Roster moves

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Mikhail Grabovski misses practice with the flu

News and notes from Capitals practice Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Oates on Brooks Laich skating: ‘I don’t want to get my hopes up’ (updated)

Notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:51 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Practice update

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Braden Holtby will start as Capitals host injury-ravaged Lightning

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Lightning, Injuries, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Philipp Grubauer to start against Rangers

Pregame notes ahead of the Caps’ matchup with the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:46 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-NYR, Groin injuries, Injuries, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Michal Neuvirth practices, doesn’t expect to play this weekend

Notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer, Practice update

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Brooks Laich on recurring groin injury: ‘It’s concerning’

It’s been more than a week since the Capitals forward skated, and it’s unclear when he will be back on the ice.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:12 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Capitals recall Patrick Wey, reassign Tyson Strachan to Hershey (updated)

News and notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Patrick Wey, Practice update, Roster moves, Tom Wilson, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Eric Fehr confident, making most of his time on Capitals’ second line

Notes from the Capitals morning skate

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Eric Fehr, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/30/2013

Dmitry Orlov to make season debut against Islanders, Brooks Laich to miss second straight game

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate on Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Urbom, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Martin Erat, Michael Latta

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Brooks Laich won’t face Canadiens, Jay Beagle to play on third line

Oates is hopeful Laich will be able to play Saturday when Washington visits Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Habs, Injuries, Jay Beagle, Lineups

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 6-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sens, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Mike Green

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Brooks Laich misses Capitals’ morning skate but expected to face Senators

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate

By Katie Carrera  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Sens, Injuries, Lineups, Roster moves, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/23/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to Montreal

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Habs, Five thoughts

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Adam Oates says Capitals’ second line needs to ‘work a little harder and smarter’

Troy Brouwer and Brooks Laich continue to struggle at even strength regardless of who they’re paired with.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:02 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Second line, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Penguins.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win in Detroit

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Motor City.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Laich and Brouwer not showing much chemistry together

It may be time to revisit the Brooks Laich and Troy Brouwer pairing on the second line.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Statistical analysis, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the Avalanche

The Capitals wrap up their brief road trip with a loss to the Avalanche and likely won’t mind not having to face that particular opponent the rest of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:04 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Avs, Five thoughts

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Capitals changing up the lines for Ovechkin’s return

Adam Oates shuffled his lines in a big way for practice Monday in anticipation of Alex Ovechkin’s return, but the changes may not stick.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Martin Erat

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss in Vancouver

From Ovechkin’s penalty shot to the battle in the faceoff circle, here are a few observations from Monday’s loss in Vancouver.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canucks, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Mikahil Grabovski

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Capitals continue quest for better puck management

The Caps hope to learn from the errors they made in a shootout win on the fast rink at Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Oilers, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/19/2013

Martin Erat eager for opportunity on Capitals’ second line

Martin Erat on the second line and Nate Schmidt skating with Mike Green are two lineup changes worth keeping an eye on as Washington faces Columbus.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Blue Jackets, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Nate Schmidt, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Capitals want to put New York on its heels early

The Capitals aren’t dwelling on last year’s playoff loss but looking to build on first regulation win of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:59 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Rangers

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-2 win over Edmonton

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over the Oilers.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:34 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Oilers, Five thoughts, Joel Ward, Nate Schmidt, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Brooks Laich: Capitals’ second line ‘can play better’

Brooks Laich says the unit will get there, but they’re just a little snakebit at the moment.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Oilers, Mikhail Grabovski, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Capitals' second line 'still a work in progress'

The Caps' second line has yet to create a goal as a unit, but Oates is confident that the offense will come.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:17 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Forwards, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Mikhail Grabovski records first opening-night hat trick in Capitals history

A look at Mikhail Grabovski's hat trick.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Capitals will be bystanders for Stanley Cup banner raising

Brooks Laich: "I'm sure it's going to [tick] me off watching it"

By Katie Carrera  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013-14 Season opener, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Adam Oates and hockey sticks

Coach Adam Oates is passionate about making sure players have the right tool to play their best game.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013-14 Season opener, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Jack Hillen

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Brooks Laich: 'I'm in' for season opener

Despite playing a left hip flexor injury, forward says he expects to suit up for the opener in Chicago.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:29 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 09/30/2013

A look at the lines as Capitals prepare for season opener

First look at the Capitals lineup with their 23-man roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:03 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Line combinations

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 09/28/2013

Brooks Laich won't play in Capitals' preseason finale

The Capitals winger will not play in tonight's preseason finale, but expects to be ready for the opener Tuesday.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:34 PM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, capitals, Training Camp

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Brooks Laich misses practice, Tomas Kundratek clears waivers, Joel Ward ill (updated)

Quick notes from Thursday’s practice

By Katie Carrera  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Joel Ward, Philipp Grubauer, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Capitals place Tomas Kundratek on waivers

What does waiving Tomas Kundratek mean for the Capitals’ defensive roster decisions?

By Katie Carrera  |  12:11 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Preseason, Tomas Kundratek, Training Camp

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Brooks Laich leaves practice early, Joel Ward misses skate (updated)

Brooks Laich, who made his preseason debut Monday, experienced some tightness in his hip Tuesday morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Joel Ward, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ preseason loss in Boston

Mikhail Grabovski makes his preseason debut, Connor Carrick scores and penalty minutes pile up.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Brooks Laich, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, NHL rules, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Grabovski ready to make Capitals debut, Carrick signs pro deal

Capitals’ biggest free agent set to make his debut in Washington’s preseason game in Boston.

By Chelsea Janes  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, capitals, connor carrick, Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brooks Laich focused on being ready for Capitals season opener

Versatile forward says he has learned the value of patience, but the Capitals are still taking a cautious approach.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brooks Laich takes part in Capitals practice

Brooks Laich is back on the ice with his teammates after sitting out full practices for the first week of training camp with a left hip flexor injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Mike Green: Ice in Baltimore ‘wasn’t very good’ during morning skate

How will the ice conditions hold up in Baltimore?

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Hockey Classic, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Preseason

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Brooks Laich day-to-day after tweaking left hip flexor (updated)

The first practice of training camp lasted all of 10 minutes before an injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:23 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Training Camp

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Top questions facing the Capitals heading into training camp

A look at some of the top questions the Caps will answer over 18 days of training camp and eight preseason games.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, John Erskine, Martin Erat, Steve Oleksy, Tom Wilson, Tomas Kundratek, Training Camp

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Patient approach paid off for Caps with Mikhail Grabovski

The Capitals proved to be beneficiaries of the slow free agent market in the latter stages of summer, with the right mix of salary cap space and opportunity, to land Mikhail Grabovski.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, George McPhee, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 07/09/2013

George McPhee: Brooks Laich slotted as Capitals' second-line center

General Manager George McPhee says the Capitals plan to start next season with Brooks Laich as their second-line center.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:31 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, George McPhee, offseason

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Capitals season review: Forwards, Part I

A look at how the players who finished the season on the Capitals' top two lines fared and what the future might hold.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Marcus Johansson, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom, offseason, Season breakdown, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Injury updates on Martin Erat, Brooks Laich

Martin Erat suffered a dislocated elbow in Game 4 and Brooks Laich expects to have no problem being ready for training camp following his rehabilitation from minor groin surgery.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:56 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Martin Erat

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Brooks Laich 'encouraged' by recovery process

Brooks Laich discusses his recovery process, clarifies that he had a minor groin procedure in early April.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:11 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Playoffs

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Brooks Laich skates with teammates for first time since sports hernia surgery

Brooks Laich is on the ice at Madison Square Garden Wednesday morning, marking the first time he's skated since April 4.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Brooks Laich, Caps-Rangers, Groin injuries, Injuries, Playoffs

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Capitals being 'careful' with Brooks Laich's recovery

Coach Adam Oates expects that the forward will play this postseason, but not before he’s fully healed.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/28/2013

Brooks Laich had sports hernia surgery, could return for second-round series

Brooks Laich underwent sports hernia surgery in early April, shortly after re-injuring his groin.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Playoffs

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Capitals want Brooks Laich 'pain free' before skating again

Coach Adam Oates says surgery is currently not being considered for Brooks Laich but the forward must be pain free before he returns to the ice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Marcus Johansson 'a little sore,' leaves practice early

Marcus Johansson left practice early but is expected to play against the Maple Leafs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Joel Ward, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Uncertainty about Brooks Laich's groin injury cause for concern

Brooks Laich has missed four straight games and remains sidelined indefinitely by a lower body injury that is negatively impacting his groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, George McPhee, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Injury updates on Brooks Laich, Martin Erat and Joel Ward

The latest updates on Brooks Laich, Martin Erat and Joel Ward.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Joel Ward, Martin Erat

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Brooks Laich, Martin Erat to miss Capitals' game vs. Lightning

Brooks Laich is slated to see groin specialist Dr. Michael Brunt on Tuesday, while Martin Erat did not suffer a concussion in addition to an apparent left leg injury Coach Adam Oates said.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Martin Erat

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Capitals can't let Brooks Laich's absence slow them down

It's unclear how much time forward will miss with his latest lower-body injury but team knows it can’t dwell on his absence.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/06/2013

Brooks Laich to miss Capitals' game at Panthers (updated)

Brooks Laich, who left Thursday's game with an undisclosed injury, didn't make the trip to Florida and will miss Saturday's game against the Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, Injuries, Line combinations

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/05/2013

One-timers: Caps take over first in Southeast; Martin Erat debuts

The Capitals take over first in the Southeast, Martin Erat debuts and more notes from the 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Martin Erat, Mike Green, One timers

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Braden Holtby stellar with 35-save outing against Islanders

Braden Holtby stops 35 shots against the Islanders in his 10th consecutive start. The 23-year-old netminder has started 27 of Washington's 37games this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Goalies, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Brooks Laich leaves Capitals' win over Islanders with undisclosed injury

Brooks Laich didn't take a shift in the final 15:26 of the Capitals' 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders because of an undisclosed injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:19 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Injuries

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Mike Ribeiro reiterates he would like to stay in Washington

Mike Ribeiro declined an initial offer from the Capitals but reiterated he would like to stay in Washington if the two sides can work out a deal.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Mike Ribeiro, Trade deadline

Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Islanders capitalize on mistakes by Mike Green, Brooks Laich to score game-winner

A look at the costly miscues by Mike Green and Brooks Laich that led to the Islanders' game winning goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Mike Green, Mike Ribeiro

Posted at 12:45 AM ET, 03/23/2013

Capitals capture four points in Winnipeg, sweep back-to-back games against Jets

The Capitals knew that a pair of wins in Winnipeg would go a long way to helping their playoff aspirations and came away with a clean sweep of the Jets in back-to-back games.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:45 AM ET, 03/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Jets

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Capitals morning skate: Brooks Laich on second line, Mike Green taking rushes (updated)

Notes from the Capitals morning skate in Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Jets, Line combinations, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Maintenance day for Brooks Laich, other practice notes (updated)

Notes from Capitals practice Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Joel Ward, Line combinations, Practice update

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 03/20/2013

One-timers: Brooks Laich's debut, Capitals find positives in defensive play

Notes on Brooks Laich's return, the Capitals defensive showing and more on the power play from Tuesday's 2-1 loss in Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:59 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Jack Hillen, Karl Alzner, One timers

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Braden Holtby: Capitals 'haven't been even close to intense enough'

Asked about the importance of Brooks Laich's return to the lineup, goaltender Braden Holtby said the Capitals haven't been intense enough this season and hopes that the utility forward can help spark them.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Matt Hendricks

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Brooks Laich to make season debut vs. Penguins

Brooks Laich will make his season debut after missing the first 28 games of the season with a groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Groin injuries, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Brooks Laich likely to return against Penguins

Based on the morning skate it looks like Brooks Laich may be back in the Capitals lineup tonight in Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:47 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Line combinations, Tom Poti

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Brooks Laich nearing return from groin injury

He won't play Sunday against Buffalo but Brooks Laich is confident he will return to the lineup soon. "I'm feeling good on the ice and I'm getting really anxious to play," he said. "I'm sure it'll be very, very soon."

By Katie Carrera  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Brooks Laich skates with Capitals, calls it a 'huge step' in recovery

Capitals forward Brooks Laich takes another step forward in his recovery from a lingering groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:51 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Capitals 'fighting against ourselves' to move up the standings

Despite winning seven of their last 10 heading into tonight’s game, the Caps remain lodged in last place.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:44 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, Line combinations

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Mike Green skates briefly during Capitals practice (updated)

Capitals defenseman Mike Green skates Wednesday morning but heads to the dressing room just 10 minutes into practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Mike Green remains 'day-to-day'

Capitals defenseman Mike Green tested out his lower body injury on Tuesday and remains 'day-to-day' after missing Sunday's game at the New York Rangers.

By Eric Detweiler  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Mike Green

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Mike Green skates briefly; Brooks Laich and Marcus Johansson not at practice

Mike Green skates briefly; Marcus Johansson and Brooks Laich miss practice.

By Eric Detweiler  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 02/16/2013

Brooks Laich discusses "very frustrating" recovery process

Capitals forward Brooks Laich talks about how trying his recovery process from a groin injury has been.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:14 PM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Brooks Laich cleared for contact in practice

Capitals forward Brooks Laich, who has yet to make his season debut because of a groin injury, has been cleared to take contact in practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:56 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 02/09/2013

Marcus Johansson scratched against Panthers, Mathieu Perreault and John Erskine back in

Notes from the Capitals morning skate and what lineup changes to expect for tonight's game against Florida.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:20 PM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, John Erskine, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Tom Poti

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/09/2013

Injury updates on Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov and Jack Hillen

General Manager George McPhee offers updates on the injury status of Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov and Jack Hillen.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov, George McPhee, Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/05/2013

Brooks Laich making progress, 'looks a lot better'

The Capitals forward is inching closer to making his season debut.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Braden Holtby will start vs. Flyers (updated)

The 22-year-old netminder will get his first start since Jan. 22.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Jack Hillen, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Brooks Laich takes part in morning skate in Toronto (updated)

For the first time this season, Capitals forward Brooks Laich took part in an on-ice workout with his teammates.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Leafs, Line combinations

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Practice update: Capitals hold optional workout, Hillen skates

Coach Adam Oates explains why he decided to give the Capitals an optional skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Jack Hillen, Optional practice, Practice update

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich, Mike Green named Capitals' alternate captains

Coach Adam Oates announces the alternates to Alex Ovechkin; it's the first time Green will wear the 'A.'

By Katie Carrera  |  01:46 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Captains, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Caps will need group effort to make up for Brooks Laich's absence

Several players will take over his role.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:52 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Capitals, Capitals injuries, Training Camp

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Brooks Laich 'not quite ready to go'

A nagging groin injury will likely prevent the forward from being ready for the start of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Eric Belanger, George McPhee

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/13/2013

Brooks Laich not on the ice for the start of Capitals camp

Check out the lines and defensive pairings from the first day of Capitals training camp

By Katie Carrera  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Training Camp

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Brooks Laich on lockout: 'We just punched our sport in the face'

Brooks Laich is back in Washington, dishing on everything from the lockout to his time in Switzerland and his excitement to play for Adam Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, NHL lockout

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Brooks Laich, Tom Poti are back in Washington

Brooks Laich skated for less than an hour primarily alone Thursday morning, apparently testing an injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Cam Schilling, Joel Ward, Joey Crabb, Tom Poti, Training Camp

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Brooks Laich signs with Kloten Flyers in Switzerland

Brooks Laich has officially signed in Switzerland, making him the third Capitals player to ink a deal overseas during the NHL lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, NHL lockout

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Brooks Laich to play in Switzerland

A deal is not yet finalized, but Brooks Laich will have a contract to play in Europe by the end of the week, according to his agent.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:14 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/29/2010

Brooks Laich: 'We can't let down'

The Capitals had a short morning skate at KCI today, and while the mood was predictably upbeat in the locker room, there remained uncertainty surrounding who would be starting in goal tonight against Florida. Jose Theodore, who suffered a hip flexor Tuesday night against the New York Islanders, participated and...

By Gene Wang  |  11:19 AM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Florida Panthers, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/25/2010

Boudreau likes his lines' chemistry

After spending a day away from the rink, the Caps returned to KCI this morning for an uptempo, systems-heavy practice. Everyone was in attendance with one notable exception: Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov, who's been sidelined since Dec. 7 with knee and groin muscle injuries, said Saturday morning that he planned on...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Pothier, Brooks Laich, Bruce Boudreau, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 01/17/2010

Caps 5, Flyers 3

Brooks Laich's slump is over. Alex Ovechkin's penalty shot drought is history. And so might a local restaurant's profit margin if the Caps keep scoring at this clip....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  08:24 PM ET, 01/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Philadelphia Flyers

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 01/08/2010

Boudreau: Varlamov could begin skating this weekend

This morning's practice was optional, and many of the team's stars such as Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin did not participate. Coach Bruce Boudreau also did not skate, so today's update will be a little shorter than usual:...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:07 PM ET, 01/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/29/2009

After shock of trade, Caps look ahead to Sharks

Mark Giannotto's story for tomorrow's paper is about the Caps moving past yesterday's trade and looking ahead to the game at San Jose. Here's an excerpt: He squirmed from side to side, puffed his cheeks out, and let go of a deep breath, preparing to give an appropriate response to...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Chris Clark, Jason Chimera, Milan Jurcina, San Jose Sharks