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November 27, 2017 04:41 PM
Kings' Brooks Laich: Hits unconditional waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich was placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

The veteran had already been waived and assigned to AHL Ontario, so it appears Laich either doesn't want to report to the minors and wants to try to sign with another team, or he may have decided to hang up his skates for good. Laich spent 12 games with the Kings this season -- his first NHL stint since 2015-16 -- and recorded just one assist.

November 24, 2017 09:25 PM
Kings' Brooks Laich: Waived by Kings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich was waived by the Kings on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of CBC reports.

Laich only managed one point and 10 shots through 12 games, and he had already been out of the lineup for a few tilts when this news arrived. The veteran, who signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Kings before the season, should clear waivers and wind up with OHL Ontario.

October 19, 2017 04:13 PM
Kings' Brooks Laich: Finally lands deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Los Angeles on Thursday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

Laich was with the Kings on a professional tryout during training camp and stayed around the team in hopes of securing a permanent deal. It took an injury to Jeff Carter (leg) for Los Angeles to make an offer to the center, who will mostly provide veteran depth, but could suit up on occasion.

October 1, 2017 05:56 PM
Brooks Laich: Tryout agreement expires
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich had his PTO deal with Los Angeles expire Sunday, but will continue to practice with the team, LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen reports.

The former longtime Washington Capital didn't appear in the NHL last season, and if he's to do so in 2017-18, it's unlikely to be with the Kings. Laich is a three-time 20-goal scorer but hasn't skated well in recent seasons, which is likely what's kept him out of the NHL.

September 8, 2017 03:41 PM
Kings' Brooks Laich: Secures PTO
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich will join Los Angeles for training camp on a professional tryout agreement.

A long-term deal for Laich is by no means a guarantee, considering the Kings' depth down the middle, including fellow tryout signee Andrei Loktionov. The 34-year-old Laich has appeared in just 81 games over the past two seasons -- tallying 14 points over that stretch -- so you probably shouldn't be relying on him for fantasy value regardless of whether he sticks with Los Angeles.

September 6, 2017 04:05 PM
Brooks Laich: Takes part in informal session with Kings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich (elbow) was on the ice for an informal workout with the Kings on Wednesday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports, adding that the veteran is expected to garner a professional tryout agreement with the team.

Laich publicly expressed his frustration with the Maple Leafs, the last NHL team he played for before going under the knife this past April. Still, even if the Kings issue him a PTO, it wouldn't be wise to put much stock in a guy who has played just 207 games since the 2012 season. He does wear the leadership hat quite well, but that only goes so far in the fantasy realm.

April 13, 2017 01:13 PM
Maple Leafs' Brooks Laich: Undergoes shoulder surgery, likely done in Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich underwent elbow surgery and is rehabbing neither with the Maple Leafs nor the minor-league affiliate Marlies, John Matisz of the Toronto Sun reports.

Past reports indicated that the veteran center did not enjoy his experience in Toronto, where he was supposed to mentor a crop of phenoms, including fellow pivot Auston Matthews. Consequently, Laich was placed on waivers and ended up appearing in 27 minor-league games, producing one goal and eight helpers over that span. Judging by his apparent distaste for the Buds and the fact that the team is doing just fine without him, expect Laich to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

February 21, 2017 03:00 PM
Maple Leafs' Brooks Laich: Wants out of Toronto; placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich has been placed on waivers after he told this weekend that he either wanted to play for the Leafs or be moved to another NHL team.

Laich's agent Roly Thompson doesn't think it's punishment for speaking out, but acknowledges that his client will likely pass through waivers because of his $4.5 million contract. Thompson said Laich's season with the team has been "horrible." Laich was brought in to help provide leadership for the young players on the team, but he became expendable when they matured quickly. Laich will continue to play with the AHL Marlies after he clears waivers Wednesday and will not break contract.

October 11, 2016 06:02 PM
Maple Leafs' Brooks Laich: Assigned to AHL Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich was demoted to AHL Toronto on Tuesday, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.

Laich was a candidate to stay with the team as a veteran mentor but the team will instead elect to save the cap space by sending him to the minors. The 33-year-old appears to be moving towards the end of his career but could still find his way back to the NHL if Toronto goes through anything similar to the onslaught of injuries that had in 2015-16.

October 10, 2016 03:22 PM
Maple Leafs' Brooks Laich: Clears waivers, but remains with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich has cleared waivers, but remains with the Leafs, reports Sportsnet 590TheFAN.

The end of the 33-year-old's career is nearing, but Laich still has gas in the tank. He remains with the team in a veteran/mentor/leadership role to support all of the young players the Leafs are planning to roster. If he eventually goes down to the AHL Marlies, the Leafs would save $925,000 under the cap (the equivalent of Auston Matthews hit). Laich's cap hit sits at $4.5 million right now.

October 9, 2016 03:02 PM
Maple Leafs' Brooks Laich: Waived by Leafs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich was placed on waivers by the Maple Leafs on Sunday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

Laich seemed destined for a mentor role for the Leafs this season, but the team decided to let go of the veteran, who could be claimed off waivers. Laich's hefty salary will likely mean he's not touched and could elect to become a free agent if unclaimed.

March 31, 2016 11:11 PM
Maple Leafs' Brooks Laich: Gets first goal as Leaf
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 21, 2016 12:01 PM
Maple Leafs' Brooks Laich: Will return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 13, 2016 12:53 AM
Maple Leafs' Brooks Laich: Takes shot off puck, doesn't return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 29, 2016 12:00 PM
Maple Leafs' Brooks Laich: Moved to Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich has been traded to the Maple Leafs, Sportsnet reports, with Jonas Siegel of The Canadian Press adding that he's expected to play Monday against the Lightning.

Laich was waived by the Capitals on on Saturday, but went unclaimed and actually played for the club in Sunday's contest. A bottom-six forward for Washington, 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 its younger players, but the 32-year-old Laich still figures to be a consistent member of the lineup.

February 28, 2016 12:23 PM
Capitals' Brooks Laich: Clears waivers, will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 27, 2016 12:51 PM
Capitals' Brooks Laich: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laich was placed on Waivers Saturday, Bob McKenzie of reports.

The move comes as a bit of a surprise in the sense that Laich is the longest-tenured Capital on the roster and has been a fan favorite for many seasons. However, with Jay Beagle (hand) nearing a return and the Capitals right up agains the salary cap, it was clear someone was going to be sent down to clear for Beagle's return, and with Laich's hefty contract (combined with his one goal, 7 point season), general manager Brian MacLellan probably feels that the 31-year-old would be the least likely roster player to be claimed off of waivers. If unclaimed, Laich will report to AHL Hershey and the Saskatchewan native is fairly certain to return to the NHL ranks for the playoffs when salary constraints no longer apply, but this is an interesting development for the NHL's best team and a player who has long been a core member of it.

February 6, 2016 06:46 PM
Capitals' Brooks Laich: Gets first point of 2016
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 16, 2016 12:16 PM
Capitals' Brooks Laich: A healthy scratch Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 4, 2015 01:24 PM
Capitals' Brooks Laich: Gets assist Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.


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Los Angeles Kings

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