The Washington Times - January 10, 2013, 09:35PM

Brooks Laich skated alone amid a power outage at the Washington Capitals practice facility. It looked like he was testing out an injury, and by the time most of his teammates got on the ice, Laich jumped off.

Laich reportedly suffered a groin/adductor injury while playing in Switzerland, but in his first comments since arriving back in town, the forward brushed off concern.


“I feel healthy. I feel good. We’ll see,” Laich said. “Just a few things to work on, want to still get better.”

Laich played through a knee injury last season and would undoubtedly try to do so again, if team doctors and trainers let him. But if the 29-year-old is dealing with anything like a groin injury, it’s tough if not impossible to play through.

When asked if he got hurt while playing for the Kladno Flyers in the Swiss National League A, Laich said: “I don’t want to get into that.”

As for what he was doing on the ice Thursday morning, Laich wasn’t forthcoming.

“Just getting in a little extra work,” he said. “Just making sure that everything’s good to go, that was all. Nothing major.”