Posted February 07, 2012 on AP on Fox

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 28: Brooks Laich #21 talks to Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals during the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Verizon Center on December 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Brooks Laich is skating again with the Washington Capitals, just two days hurting his left knee. Laich took part in the morning skate ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Florida Panthers. Laich was on crutches and wearing a knee brace after he was rammed into the boards during the second period of Sunday's loss to the Boston Bruins. But he says he received a positive report from the doctor on Monday and felt good on the ice Tuesday. Still, neither Laich nor coach Dale Hunter would say whether the versatile center will play against the Panthers in a game for first place in the Southeast Division.
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