Holding Brooks Laich out of the Capitals’ lineup is like keeping Alex Ovechkin on the bench for a four-minute power play.
Essentially, you need to bolt his skates to the floor boards.
In a move to acquire depth at the forward position the Capitals acquired center Casey Wellman from the Florida Panthers Thursday in exchange for center Zach Hamill.
Since the start of training camp Brooks Laich has neither been seen nor heard around the Capitals locker room.
With defenseman Jack Hillen sidelined "week-to-week" with what is believed to be a left shoulder injury suffered in Saturday night's season opener, the Capitals have recalled defenseman Toma