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Laich (hip flexor) practices with Caps

Sep 19, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

Brooks Laich AP

Washington forward Brooks Laich was back practicing with his Capitals teammates today, one week after a reported left hip flexor injury (not related to the groin issues he had last season) caused him to depart after just 10 minutes of the club’s first on-ice session of training camp.

Per the Washington Post, Laich was playing left wing today on a line with center Mikhail Grabovski and right wing Troy Brouwer. (The Post calls the trio a “feasible second-line possibility.”)

The Caps have five preseason games remaining, starting Friday versus Chicago. When Laich sees action isn’t clear at this point.

  1. withseidelinn - Sep 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Pretty nice second unit if he can stay healthy.

  2. blastardo - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Does that mean they’re planning to pin Erat on the third line? I wonder how he thinks about that? I always though the Caps were going to place Laich on the third line as the center.

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