Brooks Laich RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ovechkin on facing former teammate Laich: 'I’m gonna shoot him in the foot'

    The Score "He might be one of his best friends, but Alex Ovechkin plans to bring the hurt when he faces former teammate Brooks Laich. The Washington Capitals host the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday in the first matchup between the clubs since the two executed the trade that sent Laich, Connor Carrick, and..." March 01

  • Capitals' MacLellan admits Laich tried to talk him out of trade

    The Score "After Sunday's trade that brought Daniel Winnik to the Washington Capitals from the Toronto Maple Leafs also spelled the end of Brooks Laich's 12-year run in Washington, general manager Brian MacLellan admitted that the veteran forward tried to talk him out of making the trade. "He expressed..." March 01

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Brooks Laich, placed on waivers today by the #caps, has one season remaining beyond this one with a $4.5M cap hit ($4M in actual salary).

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    Brooks Laich @brookslaich

    We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love

  • Capitals' Brooks Laich, actress Julianne Hough got engaged

    CBS Sports "Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich has carved out a nice NHL career for himself. He may not be a star player that commands a lot of ink in the sports pages like teammate Alex Ovechkin, but he sure will have the attention of the celebrity gossip magazines if he didn't already. The Caps..." August 18

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Trotz says Brooks Laich in the lineup tonight.

  • Brooks Laich (shoulder) wants to be patient after setback following rushed comeback from injury

    Washington Post "The uncertain timetable for his recovery from a left shoulder injury remained even as Capitals forward Brooks Laich began practicing again, but the lessons learned from rushing back too soon, he hoped, would create caution this time around. Less than three weeks after incurring the injury during a..." November 20

  • Brooks Laich has procedure on lower body, expected out 4-6 weeks

    CBS Sports "Brooks Laich's injury woes continue in Washington. On Monday the Capitals announced th forward is likely going to miss 4-6 weeks, potentially ending his season. Laich labored through the Capitals' 4-3 win on Friday against the Canucks at home and then sat out Sunday's game against the Maple..." March 17

  • Brooks Laich headed to St. Louis to see doctor

    CSN Washington "The Capitals’ road to a seventh straight playoff berth got a little steeper on Sunday with the news that Brooks Laich will be visiting groin specialist Michael Brunt Monday in St. Louis and may require a procedure that knocks him out of the rest of the regular season. Laich, 30, underwent..." March 17

  • Laich day-to-day for remainder of season

    CSN Washington "Laich day-to-day: Apparently, Brooks Laich’s visit to see a groin specialist in St. Louis on Tuesday did not rule out his availability for game action down the stretch. “Right now, we’re just going to monitor it day-by-day and play it by ear and see how he feels and make decisions daily,” Caps..." March 14

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    Brooks Laich says he’s on track to be back in the lineup Thursday vs. Carolina. #Caps

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    Brooks Laich said he doesn’t expect to play tonight. Had some discomfort day after Anaheim game.

  • Capitals forward Brooks Laich to return against Ducks

    SB Nation "After missing nearly a month of action, Brooks Laich will return to the Washington Capitals lineup against the Anaheim Ducks, head coach Adam Oates confirmed Monday morning. Laich last played on Nov. 27 against the Ottawa Senators and missed 11 games due to a groin injury. Unfortunately, this..." December 23

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    #Caps roster moves: Brooks Laich placed on LTIR, eligible to return Jan. 22. Michael Latta recalled and sent Nate Schmidt to Hershey.

  • Brooks Laich misses practice, Joel Ward ill

    Washington Post "Brooks Laich did not skate for a second straight day after he took himself out of practice early on Tuesday. The versatile forward who tweaked his hip flexor on Sept. 5 said he experienced tightness during Tuesday’s workout and as a precaution opted to leave the ice. Laich insists it is a..." September 26

  • Brooks Laich day-to-day after tweaking left hip flexor

    Washington Post "Players were on the ice for the first practice of training camp for only about 10 minutes when Brooks Laich suddenly left the ice and headed into the dressing room with a strained left hip flexor. Laich 30 said the injury is completely unrelated to the lingering groin problem that required..." September 12

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

    Washington Post "When Mike Ribeiro signed with the Phoenix Coyotes on July 5 it left an all too familiar question mark in the middle of the Capitals‘ lineup. Who will serve as second-line center? Over the past four years Washington has used eight players, with varying levels of success and longevity, in the role...." July 09

  • Laich, Erat will not play for Capitals in Game 7 "Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates said there may be one change to his lineup for Game 7 Monday night at Verizon Center, but he did not disclose what it would be. "We're waiting to see," Oates said. However, Oates did confirm that injured forwards Brooks Laich and Martin Erat will not..." May 13

  • Will Laich return for game 7?

    CSN Washington "Game 7 by the numbers: The Caps are 3-8 all-time in Game 7s. The Rangers are 5-5, but 0-5 in Game 7s on the road. Return of Laich?: It might seem like a long shot, but could we see the triumphant return of Brooks Laich in Game 7 tonight? The Caps’ 29-year-old left wing has been trying to get..." May 13

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    Brooks Laich will not play tonight, #Caps coach Adam Oates said

  • Brooks Laich to see specialist about latest injury

    Washington Times "Brooks Laich will see a groin specialist Tuesday as the Washington Capitals hope to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with the injured forward. Laich, who missed the first 28 games of the season with a groin injury, missed two contests over the weekend after leaving Thursday’s win over the New York..." April 08

  • Brooks Laich, Martin Erat out for Caps vs. Lightning

    Washington Times "Martin Erat and Brooks Laich are out for the Washington Capitals’ game Sunday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Each player is dealing with a lower-body injury. “Marty felt way better than he anticipated, so I don’t think it’s going to be too long,” coach Adam Oates said. “Brooksie, he’s..." April 07

  • Brooks Laich leaves Capitals’ win over Islanders with undisclosed injury

    Washington Post "Brooks Laich left the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout win over the New York Islanders on Thursday with an undisclosed injury. Coach Adam Oates said Washington’s utility forward was “aching all over” but added that the injury was “nothing major”. Laich, 29, didn’t take a shift in the final 15 minutes 26..." April 05

  • Laich looking to start at top speed "Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates repeatedly has asserted that he plans on easing forward Brooks Laich back into the lineup when his recovery from a groin injury was complete. Now that the time has come for Laich to make his season debut, Washington's alternate captain isn't interested in..." March 19

  • Brooks Laich likely to return against Penguins

    Washington Post "All signs at the morning skate at Consol Energy Center point to Brooks Laich being ready to make his long-awaited return to the Capitals lineup tonight against the Penguins. Laich, 29, skated in line rushes as part of the fourth line with Matt Hendricks and Jay Beagle. While Laich is expected to..." March 19

  • Laich: 'I can't physically help our team win'

    CSN Washington "The Capitals forwards were rotating in and out of 5-on-5 battle drills Saturday when Brooks Laich jumped into the rotation. Normally, the 29-year-old forward would body check his opponent into the boards, separate him from the puck, and skate away with it. But for the first time in his NHL..." February 17

  • Cleared for contact, Laich nears return

    CSN Washington "Forward Brooks Laich took another step toward returning to the Capitals lineup when he was cleared for contact by athletic trainer Greg Smith. Sidelined since the start of the season with a groin injury suffered during the lockout, Laich has been skating with the Caps during their two-game road..." February 14

  • Brooks Laich making progress, ‘looks a lot better’

    Washington Post "Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich is inching closer to making his season debut. Laich took part in Washington’s morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex ahead of Tuesday’s game against Toronto, and Coach Adam Oates was encouraged by his progress. The 29-year-old has yet to appear in a..." February 05

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