Laich a Game-time Decision

Standard Spin: Caps forward Brooks Laich was hit hard into the boards by Dennis Seidenberg Sunday, forcing him to the dressing room and out of the game.  Laich was seen on crutches and wearing a knee brace afterward, and the prognosis for a speedy recovery was not looking good.  However, according the the Washington Post, Laich took part in practice without limitation Tuesday and will be a game-time decision for tonight's tilt against the Panthers.  Unless the Capitals decide to play it safe, we think it's a little better than 50% that Laich will be able to go.  Check in prior to the game to be sure.  (2/7/12)