Photo credit: Bruce Bennett

Per The Washington Post’s Katie Carrera, Brooks Laich will make his season debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. After missing the first 28 games of the season due to a nagging groin injury he suffered with the Kloten Flyers, Laich will skate on the fourth line with Jay Beagle and Matt Hendricks. Laich was excited after this morning’s practice telling reporters, “I’m just licking my chops here to get in.”

According to The Washington Times’ Stephen Whyno, head coach Adam Oates plans to “ease [Laich] into the game slow,” but admitted that the Wawota, Saskatchewan native could see time on the Caps special teams units if all goes well.

It’s been a long road, but finally, Brooks is back.

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  • El Domesch

    Please don’t imitate Mr Green, Brooksie.

  • Once again, all is right with the world.

  • Here’s Laich’s full comments to the press after the morning skate.

    Below, is a photo of him practicing today.

  • serpent

    So, do we get both Dima and Brooks? Are the hockey gods feeling that generous ?

  • Laich picked a good night to return!

  • Bucky Katt

    hahahahaha! Love that inscription on the pic

  • Akay15

    I seriously screamed in the middle of my quiet office when I saw this! GREAT NEWS!

  • matt

    Laich had a good game. Only held Crosby to 2 points in a 2 goal game. Great work!

  • on ice for 0 goals against

  • hjmoore420

    well that went well for him.

  • disqus_lIaWooPNln

    who won the game …lol

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  • Jimmy love this Thanks