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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Laich doubled his season point total with a goal and assist in Saturday's win over the Devils.

He's only played 11 games this season, so now he has four points (two goals, two assists). And sure, the goal came into an empty net, but it still counts just the same. The days of 50-plus point seasons are behind him, but he might be able to bring short-term value to your squad. Check his stat line and see if he's worthy of a waiver grab.

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Laich felt no soreness after returning to the lineup and playing in games on back-to-back days over the weekend, The Washington Post reports.

His role was limited to fourth line duty, but that he was able to average approximately 12 minutes per game without feeling any lingering effects from his injury bodes well for his chances of trending back toward his typical role in the coming days.

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Laich (shoulder) was activated from injured reserve Friday, NHL.com's Adam Vingan reports.

Laich has been battling the shoulder injury since mid-October, returning for one game in November before suffering a setback. It appears he's now finally past the injury, but the forward's checkered health history always make him liable to miss time again. He'll presumably be good to go for Friday's game against the Islanders, though it's not immediately clear where he'll fit in.