Tarasenko, Laich injured; Selling hockey to women; Sean Avery’s DWTS debut (Puck Headlines)
Summary of 5 articles · Updated Mar 18, 2014
Hampered by a groin injury, Laich only played in nine games last season. The Capitals announced Monday on Twitter that Laich "underwent a successful procedure to release a tight adductor," which is part of the groin. It's become so prevalent that people can pick hockey players in a crowd. Now they enter their final 13 games of the regular season with Nicklas Backstrom as their No. 1 pivot and 23-year-old Marcus Johansson as their second-line center.
Absence of Laich spells almost certain doom for Capitals
You can never completely count out any NHL team still technically in a playoff race, but now that the Washington Capitals have lost center Brooks Laich for at least the remainder of the regular season, you can start the countdown to when the official co…