Caps’ Laich suffers apparent shoulder injury

Capitals forward Brooks Laich appeared to suffer a left shoulder injury late in the third period of Washingon’s 2-1 shootout win over the Florida Panthers Saturday night.

Laich received a shoulder to shoulder hit from Panthers’ Shawn Thornton and went straight to the Capitals dressing room.

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Washington coach Barry Trotz did not see the play and, according to The Washington Post, thought it was a knee issue, since that Laich had taken several pucks off his leg while blocking shots.

“He had hurt his knee blocking a shot two games previous, and I thought it hit him on the same spot,” Trotz said. “When he went off someone told me it was upper body, not lower body.”

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