Laich scored the Leafs' only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Sabres on Thursday night. It's his first goal as a member of the Leafs and just his second in 76 games this season. Laich has seen a serious drop in production since 2011-12 (41 points) and he's now sitting on 12 points this season. No need to waste your time here.
Laich (foot) will rejoin the lineup Monday against the Flames, Mark Masters of TSN reports. Laich owns just eight points over 70 games between the Capitals and Maple Leafs this season, so his return shouldn't make waves in the fantasy realm. He's expected to slot in on the team's bottom line alongside Ben Smith and Connor Brown, further devaluing his return.
Laich took a Dion Phaneuf slap shot off the inside of the foot in Saturday's game against Ottawa. He left the game and did not return. Laich was on the PK and he rushed the point just as Phaneuf unleashed that shot of his. Laich struggled to weight bear on his foot and hobbled to the dressing room. There is no update on his condition, but this could include broken bones.
Laich has been traded to the Maple Leafs, Sportsnet reports. According to Jonas Siegel of The Canadian Press, he's expected to play Monday against the Lightning. Laich was waived by the Capitals on on Saturday, but went unclaimed an actually played for the club in Sunday's contest. A bottom-six forward for the Capitals, he'll now join a Maple Leafs club lacking in depth, and could see a larger role as a result. His new club will likely test out the younger players, but the 32-year-old Laich still figures to be a consistent member of the lineup.
Latch went unclaimed on waivers and will be in the lineup Sunday against the Blackhawks, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports. Laich was placed on waivers Saturday and went unclaimed. The move allows them to quickly assign the Saskatchewan native to AHL Hershey and gain cap relief should they require it in advance of the upcoming trade deadline on Monday. His roster status could still be up in the air as a result, so the situation should be monitored for those interested in picking him up --which, with his seven points in 59 games, is difficult to advise even in very deep leagues.
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