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Laich, who missed the first 28 games of the season with a groin injury, missed two contests over the weekend after leaving Thursday’s win over the New York Islanders with what the team called a lower-body injury. He is set to see St. Louis-based Dr. L. Michael Brunt, a renowned specialist who did sports hernia surgeries on defenseman Mike Green and right wing Joel Ward.
That does not appear to be good news for Laich.
“They can’t quite get a handle on what it is,” coach Adam Oates said. “He just doesn’t feel good. It’s a little sore everywhere, but not necessarily where he was in the groin, and that’s why he’s seeing the specialist.”
Laich took a hit Thursday and left the game. Asked if he avoided any serious damage, the 29-year-old forward responded: “I don’t have a lot to say.”
“Brooksie, you know what, he’s still hurting,” Oates said. “[We’re trying] to get an evaluation of where he is, but I think he’s going to be out for a few days.”
“Marty felt way better than he anticipated, so I don’t think it’s going to be too long,” Oates said.
Erat was playing just his second game for the Caps since being traded from the Nashville Predators at the deadline. The 31-year-old could not put pressure on his left leg while being helped off the ice in the first period.
“That’s tough,” defenseman Karl Alzner said. “It’s very frustrating to see that happen to him. I’m sure he feels the same way. Hopefully it’s not something that’s going to keep him out too long.”
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