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Brooks Laich re-signs with Capitals

Updated: June 28, 2011, 9:09 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Brooks Laich's durability and versatility landed him a $27 million, six-year contract to remain with the Washington Capitals. Also returning: The refreshing candor that made him an unmistakable presence in the locker room.

The 28-year-old forward's deal was announced Tuesday, keeping him off the open market when the NHL free agency period begins Friday.

"There was never a serious consideration to go anywhere else," said Laich, who agreed in principle to the deal ...

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