Laich picked up an assist in Saturday's 3-2 OT win over the Devils. The assist -- his first in 2016 -- couldn't have come at a better time as he helped set up Paul Carey's game-tying goal in the third period. A fixture on the fourth line, Laich has only managed one goal and five points in 48 games this season, and has more value to the Capitals as a defensive specialist than he does in fantasy leagues.
Laich will be a healthy scratch from the lineup for Saturday's game against the Sabres, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports. Laich will be held out of the lineup in favor of Mike Richards, who was signed to a one-year contract last week. While he will likely draw back into the lineup for Sunday's contest against the Rangers, Laich's fantasy value remains extremely limited due to his lack of production (one goal, five points in 43 games) and ice time.
Latch assisted on Tom Wilson's goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over Montreal. The assist is only the fifth point in 2015-16 for Laich. Relegated to the fourth line and without any power-play time, Laich will struggle to produce with any consistency and is a reach even in deeper formats.
Laich scored his first goal of the 2015-16 season during Thursday's 4-1 over the Bruins The puck was deflected off Laich's leg into the net, so it was a "garbage goal" in the traditional sense, but the fourth-line forward won't care how it happened. The tally brings his point total to one in 12 games this season, so he's not enough of an offensive force at this point to warrant fantasy consideration.
Brooks Laich scored his first goal of the playoffs during Washington's 5-1 rout of the Islanders in Thursday's Game 5.
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