The Capitals are seven games over .500 with Brooks Laich in the lineup and three games under .500 without him.
A growing problem for the NHL has now reached one of the game's biggest stars.
With their recent play, the Blackhawks have established themselves as the league's top team. But how do all the teams rank after Chicago?
In the Comcast SportsNet special 'Growing Up Hockey,' several Capitals players recalled the early days of them learning the sport.