Found December 23, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
After missing nearly a month of action, Brooks Laich will return to the Washington Capitals lineup against the Anaheim Ducks, head coach Adam Oates confirmed Monday morning. Laich last played on Nov. 27 against the Ottawa Senators and missed 11 games due to a groin injury. Unfortunately, this has been a reoccurring issue for Laich as he missed all but nine games last season to groin related problems. After undergoing offseason abdominal surgery he was hopeful that the issue was resolved, but sustained a hip flexor injury early in training camp. Ultimately, the injury was of little consequence other than acting as an ironic joke for some and an annoyance to others (mainly, Laich). Of course, the real issue is whether the groin injury is going to continue to be a reoccurring problem. Groins are typically viewed as one of the more problematic injuries for hockey players because of how it can hinder their skating stride.

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