Brooks Laich skated at Kettler this morning, and stayed on the ice for most of practice, but took it easy.
Adam Oates said they are shooting for Laich to play in the season opener on Tuesday, but if there’s any chance he’s still not 100%, he won’t play.
If Laich does play, Oates said it will be “hopefully in his spot on the second line, with Grabo and Brouw.”
The lineup tonight against the Blackhawks will remain much the same as who dressed last night against the Flyers (minus Alex Ovechkin), according to Oates.
The Capitals will open the regular season at Chicago on Tuesday, October 1, and their home opener is on Thursday, October 3 against the Calgary Flames.