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“I’ve got to show that I can be offensive five-on-five to find my way onto the power play,” he said. “I’ve got to do what I can with what I’ve been given. When I’m on the ice, I’ve got to try to create offense. Obviously the season didn’t start the way I wanted it to offensively, but I’ve just got to find a way.”

Laich doesn’t skate

Brooks Laich (groin) did off-ice workouts Tuesday at BB&T Center but did not skate with his Caps teammates before their game against the Florida Panthers. There’s no timetable on the forward making his season debut.

Asked for an update, coach Adam Oates said: “I was focused into the game-day routine, so I don’t have one right now.”

The next step for Laich is being cleared for contact. So far the regimen has included off-ice stretches and skating to test the groin injury.

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