Caps left wing Quintin Laing suffered a torn spleen during Thursday night’s game with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was admitted to a local Tampa hospital, and a Caps team official will stay in the area with him. Laing will be monitored on a continuous basis, and will remain in the area until he has been cleared to travel.
Laing, 29, was recalled from AHL Hershey earlier in the day on Thursday. He had nine goals and 25 points in 55 games with the Bears this season. Thursday’s game with the Lightning was Laing’s first with Washington this season. He had a goal and six points in 39 games with the Capitals last season.