Capitals won’t get Laich, Erat back tonight
The Washington Capitals will have to make do without some reinforcements tonight.
Forwards Martin Erat and Brooks Laich are both unavailable for Game 7 against the New York Rangers, according to NHL.com.
Laich, 29, is dealing with a groin injury and hasn’t played in the Capitals’ first-round series. He only participated in nine contests during the regular season, but he’s typically a solid source of secondary scoring for Washington when he’s healthy.
Erat, 31, was hurt in a collision involving Alex Ovechkin and the Rangers’ Derek Stepan in Game 4 and he hasn’t played since.
You can see that incident below:
Erat had five goals and 24 points in 45 games between the Capitals and Nashville Predators during the regular season.