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Caps’ first test: Mike Green possibly a no-go against Edmonton

Oct 27, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

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The Washington Capitals have made their undefeated start to the season look pretty easy.

A little too easy.

As they head off to western Canada for a road trip, they’ll finally have to face up to some hardship as it appears that Mike Green isn’t going to be able to play against the Oilers tonight. After twisting up his right ankle in their 7-1 win over Detroit, Green hasn’t been able to practice or do much of anything with the injury.

It wasn’t going to be a worry-free season for the Capitals (or any team in the league) as it was, and having Green come up gimpy here is a bit of a shot for the Caps. Green broke out in a big way against Detroit with four points so his offense was on the way back from a quiet start.

Now it’ll be up to Dennis Wideman to pick up his slack there while Roman Hamrlik will have to play with a new partner. With the Oilers having speed to burn and enough skill to cause problems, Tomas Vokoun might just have a bit more work to do to keep the Caps undefeated.

  1. jpelle82 - Oct 27, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    trap game…1st loss of the season comes tonight

    • jpelle82 - Oct 27, 2011 at 5:01 PM

      come on all you thumbs down folks you know its gotta come at some point…caps cant sleep on the oilers…those kids they have play a reckless high flying skill game

  2. jpelle82 - Oct 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    told you

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