Brooks Laich C WSH 3 months ago

Laich scored his first goal of the playoffs during Washington's 5-1 rout of the Islanders in Thursday's Game 5.

Laich's marker early in the third period gave the Caps the breathing room they needed to top the Islanders. Now on the fourth line with Michael Latta and Tom Wilson, Laich has a goal and an assist in five playoff games this season.

Brooks Laich C WSH 4 months ago

Laich recorded a goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Carolina, giving him points in three straight games.

Laich scored a nice backhanded goal off an equally nice backhanded pass from Jason Chimera in the third period. The tally gives him a goal and three assists in his last three games. Laich has been productive since being moved the the right wing side of the third line opposite Eric Fehr and Chimera, and while he can't be relied upon to keep a point per game pace for very long, he might be worth a look in deeper leagues as long as he's riding this streak.

Brooks Laich C WSH 4 months ago

Laich assisted on two goals in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

Laich has been enduring a down season almost entirely across the board, but he's increased his production of late as he's now chipped in four assists in the team's last six contests. The 31-year-old's ice time has been consistently decreasing since February as his season average now hovers under 15 minutes per game, so even if he can get on the scoresheet more regularly it may not be enough to warrant attention in most formats.

Brooks Laich C WSH 4 months ago

Laich (upper body) is in line to suit up Sunday against the Bruins, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Based on warmups, Laich is slated to skate on a line with Marcus Johansson and Chris Conner on Sunday.

Brooks Laich C WSH 4 months ago

Laich suffered an upper-body injury in Friday's loss to the Stars and was absent from Saturday's practice, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Laich has generally held up well on the health front this season compared to the previous two years, but he's still dealt with upper-body injuries on multiple occasions already in 2014-15. The Capitals are considering Laich day-to-day for the moment, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he were forced to miss both games of the Caps' back-to-back set that commences Sunday against the Capitals.

Brooks Laich C WSH 5 months ago

Laich netted a goal and three shots in Washington's 6-1 victory over Buffalo on Saturday.

The goal marks Laich's first in 27 games spanning two months, and his first point in the month of March. No longer a fixture in the top-six and power play, to say nothing of no longer being a consistent performer, Laich's fantasy value is confined to all but the deepest of leagues.

Brooks Laich C WSH 5 months ago

Laich will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

It appears the recent acquisition of Curtis Glencross from the Flames will bump Laich from the lineup. The 31-year-old hasn't provided much offense from his third-line role this season, recording five goals and 14 points in 49 games.

Brooks Laich C WSH 5 months ago

Laich registered an assist and finished with a plus-1 rating in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.Laich has endured a tough stretch at the end of January to the start of February as he went 11 straight contests without a point, but has now gotten back on the scoresheet in each of his last two. The 31-year-old still only has 14 points on the year though, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper formats.

Brooks Laich C WSH 7 months ago

Laich tallied the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

Laich now has goals in back-to-back games, giving him nine points over 24 contests this season. That level of production isn't likely to warrant much fantasy interest at this time, but the Capitals are likely just happy to have him healthy for a decent stretch since he's been hit hard by injuries in three consecutive seasons.

Brooks Laich C WSH 7 months ago

Laich picked up an assist and attempted four shots in Monday's loss to the Islanders.

After enduring a seven-game scoring drought, Laich has been credited with an assist in back-to-back contests. The 31-year-old figures to hold down a regular spot on the Caps' third line now that he's finally healthy, but there's not a whole lot of scoring upside to be gleaned from that role.