Forward plays 12:51 in first game back from groin injury Tuesday night at the Penguins.
Steve Whyno covers the Washington Capitals for The Washington Times.
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Going away empty-handed on four-minute power play proves costly.
Laich: 'I’m expected to do certain things when I’m on the ice. Anything less than that is unacceptable.'
Young defenseman is still shy, but after concussions ruined most of his season, he's eager to contribute at NHL level.
Goaltender is hopeful that return of Brooks Laich changes that.
Penguins goaltender got hurt last season with Capitals and couldn't get healthy. Brooks Laich is just getting back now, and Mike Green is still out.
Pittsburgh is undefeated since signing Mark Eaton signed and plugging him into its lineup. Nine in a row, and the veteran defenseman has been part of seven of them.
Laich will be eased in on the fourth line but it's possible he could see penalty-killing and power-play minutes as well.
A further look at criticism of the Capitals star.
Defenseman expected to join team in Pittsburgh after Tom Poti aggravates back injury.
Braden Holtby shoots at the empty net, beleaguered blue line deals with another injury and more from a much-needed victory.
Captain Alex Ovechkin sticks up for Nicklas Backstrom before tough-guy defensemen tries to settle things later.
Playoff deficit cut to six points with 20 games remaining.