Brooks Laich
C/LW LA
1 month ago

Laich agreed to terms on a contract with Los Angeles on Thursday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

EDGE Analysis

Laich was with the Kings on a professional tryout during training camp and stayed around the team in hopes of securing a permanent deal. It took an injury to Jeff Carter (leg) for Los Angeles to make an offer to the center, who will mostly provide veteran depth, but could suit up on occasion.

Brooks Laich
C/LW LA
2 months ago

Laich had his PTO deal with Los Angeles expire Sunday, but will continue to practice with the team, LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former longtime Washington Capital didn't appear in the NHL last season, and if he's to do so in 2017-18, it's unlikely to be with the Kings. Laich is a three-time 20-goal scorer but hasn't skated well in recent seasons, which is likely what's kept him out of the NHL.

Brooks Laich
C/LW LA
2 months ago

Laich will join Los Angeles for training camp on a professional tryout agreement.

EDGE Analysis

A long-term deal for Laich is by no means a guarantee considering the Kings' depth down the middle -- including Andrei Loktionov who will also be in camp on a tryout. The 34-year-old Laich has appeared in just 81 games over the past two seasons -- tallying 14 points over that stretch -- so you probably shouldn't be relying on him for fantasy value -- if he signs a permanent contract.

Brooks Laich
C/LW LA
2 months ago

Laich (elbow) was on the ice for an informal workout with the Kings on Wednesday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports, adding that the veteran is expected to garner a professional tryout agreement with the team.

EDGE Analysis

Laich expressed his frustrations with the Maple Leafs, the last NHL team he played for before going under the knife this past April. Still, even if the Kings issue him a PTO, it wouldn't be wise to put much stock in a guy who has played just 207 games since the 2012 season. He does wear the leadership hat quite well, but that only goes so far in the fantasy realm.

Brooks Laich
C/LW LA
7 months ago

Laich underwent elbow surgery and is rehabbing neither with the Maple Leafs nor the minor-league affiliate Marlies, John Matisz of the Toronto Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Past reports indicated that the veteran center did not enjoy his experience with the Maple Leafs, where he was supposed to mentor a crop of phenoms, including fellow pivot Auston Matthews, who went first overall in the 2016 draft. Consequently, Laich was placed on waivers and ended up appearing in 27 minor-league games -- he produced one goal and eight helpers over that span. Judging on his apparent distaste for the Buds and the team doing just fine without him, expect Laich to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Brooks Laich
C/LW LA
9 months ago

Laich has been placed on waivers after he told TheAthletic.com this weekend that he either wanted to play for the Leafs or be moved to another NHL team.

EDGE Analysis

Laich's agent Roly Thompson doesn't think it's punishment for speaking out, but acknowledges that his client will likely pass through waivers because of his $4.5 million contract. Thompson said Laich's season with the team has been "horrible." Laich was brought in to help provide leadership for the young players on the team, but he became expendable when they matured quickly. Laich will continue to play with the AHL Marlies after he clears waivers Wednesday and will not break contract.

Brooks Laich
C/LW LA
1 year ago

Laich was demoted to AHL Toronto on Tuesday, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.

EDGE Analysis

Laich was a candidate to stay with the team as a veteran mentor but the team will instead elect to save the cap space by sending him to the minors. The 33-year-old appears to be moving towards the end of his career but could still find his way back to the NHL if Toronto goes through anything similar to the onslaught of injuries that had in 2015-16.

Brooks Laich
C/LW LA
1 year ago

Laich has cleared waivers, but remains with the Leafs, reports Sportsnet 590TheFAN.

EDGE Analysis

The end of the 33-year-old's career is nearing, but Laich still has gas in the tank. He remains with the team in a veteran/mentor/leadership role to support all of the young players the Leafs are planning to roster. If he eventually goes down to the AHL Marlies, the Leafs would save $925,000 under the cap (the equivalent of Auston Matthews hit). Laich's cap hit sits at $4.5 million right now.

Brooks Laich
C/LW LA
1 year ago

Laich was placed on waivers by the Maple Leafs on Sunday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Laich seemed destined for a mentor role for the Leafs this season but the team decided to let go of the veteran, who could be claimed off waivers. He's now eligible to be claimed off waivers and could elect to become a free agent if unclaimed.

Brooks Laich
C/LW LA
2 years ago

Laich scored the Leafs' only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Sabres on Thursday night.

EDGE Analysis

It's his first goal as a member of the Leafs and just his second in 76 games this season. Laich has seen a serious drop in production since 2011-12 (41 points) and he's now sitting on 12 points this season. No need to waste your time here.