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Mike Green out of action again tonight? You don’t say

Nov 12, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

Mike Green, Ryan Carter AP

The ongoing battle between being injured and Mike Green rages on and finds that being injured is going to win out once again. Green left last night’s game with a new ailment after taking a hit from New Jersey’s Ryan Carter and now he’ll be out of tonight’s game against the Devils because of it.

Green’s frustrations with injuries have been tough for the Caps to get a handle on and being without your top defenseman puts a hurt on any team. For the Caps, playing without Mike Green has been more normal than irregular dating back to last season. Being without him hasn’t hurt the Caps on the ice but they’d be a whole lot better with him out there than not.

As for how long he might be out, Bruce Boudreau isn’t giving away anything saying that Green is just out for tonight. We’ll see.

  1. sfbookreviews - Nov 13, 2011 at 2:53 AM

    Drat, I had the over on the “1 game before Green gets hurt again” pool. Just my luck, I figured he was good for 2, 2.5 games.

  2. unknowneric - Nov 13, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    The curse of Tom Poti.

  3. dowhatifeellike - Nov 13, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    These guys need to stop trying to be tough – take care of your body. Take an extra week or two to be sure you’re ready to go.

  4. flavadave10 - Nov 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    He shouldn’t have been playing. He needs to get healthy though. Wideman cannot keep on playing 30 minutes a game. Hamrlik’s injured too. I’m guessing Orlov is coming up. If someone needs to be sent down, it’s probably Cody Eakin.

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