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Caps’ Laich (tightness) out Friday, Beagle plays for first time in 18 games

Nov 29, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

Brooks Laich AP

Washington forward Brooks Laich will be out for tonight’s game against Montreal at Verizon, paving the way for Jay Beagle to finally get back in the lineup.

Laich, 30, will miss tonight’s game with lower-body tightness, according to the Washington Post.

The oft-injured center has been relatively healthy this season, appearing in all 25 games while averaging close to 18 minutes a night and leading all Caps forwards in blocked shots (24).

As for Beagle…

The gritty checking winger that rose to prominence under Dale Hunter has been largely ineffective during the Adam Oates regime. He appeared in just seven regular-season games a year ago and appeared in just five games this season before becoming a regular healthy scratch in mid-October.

  1. lowenni - Nov 29, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    It’s so annoying that this website keeps calling Laich “oft-injured”, along with a lot of other non-Caps sources. Last year was his first injury-plagued season of his career. He had a great iron man streak going before that. He simply isn’t “oft-injured”

  2. jpelle82 - Nov 29, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    i knew about sand but didnt know tightness in the vagina was considered an injury….

    • babykaby - Nov 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

      Grow up, pig.

  3. stcrowe - Nov 29, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Any time I hear the name Jay Beagle, I picture Snoopy and laugh. I wonder if any of his teammates have given him Snoopy as a nickname.

    • shamu1the1whale - Nov 29, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      Too funny! I do too! I gotta say the dude’s got a cool name.

    • shamu1the1whale - Nov 29, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      Too funny! I do too! I gotta say, the dude’s got a cool name.

      • stcrowe - Nov 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

        Remember when Arron Asham caused a stir by fighting an overmatched Jay Beagle? I laughed every time they mentioned it because I kept picturing Arron Asham beating up Snoopy.

      • shamu1the1whale - Nov 29, 2013 at 8:08 PM

        LOL! I definitely wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of a Beagle KO. No siree! Although now I’m kind of reminded of when Snoopy has the one boxing glove on his snout and he fights Lucy. classic!

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