Capitals Insider: Groin injuries


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 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 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 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.

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Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Coyotes, Five thoughts, Groin injuries, Jaroslav Halak, Karl Alzner

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 11:27 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin returns, helps spark Capitals’ 5-0 win over Canadiens

A look at Ovechkin’s 36th goal of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:27 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Groin injuries

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin skates, may return to Capitals’ lineup in Montreal

The star winger had an encouraging practice and hopes to face the Canadiens Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Alex Ovechkin to miss second game with groin injury

News and notes from the morning skate in Newark.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Groin injuries, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

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 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 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 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 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 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 11:14 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Michal Neuvirth placed on injured reserve, Brooks Laich misses another practice with groin injury (update)

The backup goaltender will be eligible to return to the lineup Saturday against Nashville.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goalies, Groin injuries, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

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 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 02:50 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Adam Oates: Mike Green a game-time decision against Jets

Capitals defenseman Mike Green is expected to take warmups in Winnipeg but it's still not certain that he will play.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:50 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Jets, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Adam Oates on Mike Green: 'We've got to make sure he is ready'

Defenseman Mike Green says he will play Thursday at the Winnipeg Jets but Coach Adam Oates isn't so sure.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

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 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 03:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Mike Green 'still a little bit of a ways away' from return to Capitals' lineup

Mike Green skated with teammates for the first time since Feb. 27 and discussed his recovery from his groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green