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Laich reports progress

Brooks Laich expressed optimism after his second day on the ice with teammates, even though the injured forward still does not have a definitive timeline to return after groin surgery last month.

“Felt really good, certainly better than yesterday: more power, more explosion, more range of motion, functionality, all of that,” Laich said. “Pretty excited right now.”

Laich skated a few times on his own and then Wednesday and Thursday with the Caps. He had not been on the ice for almost a month since undergoing what he clarified was a minor groin procedure, not sports hernia surgery.