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Green skates for third straight day, his return not far off

Feb 2, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

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Washington defenseman Mike Green skated for the third straight day today and says his recovery is right on schedule following sports-hernia surgery a couple of weeks ago.

“Mentally, I feel great,” he told reporters after hitting the ice for 25 minutes in full gear. “At least I have an end date where I should be better and that’s comforting.”

Before Green went under the knife, the Capitals said he’d miss 4-6 weeks, so it’s entirely possible — if not likely — he’ll be playing again sometime in February.

Washington could use him back as soon as possible. The team fell one point out of a playoff spot with last night’s loss to Florida.

  1. jpelle82 - Feb 2, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    this just in…mike green lost his balls while riding his scooter to the practice facility today. this was discovered by a trainer during his daily “treatment” and since he never knew he had them in the first place he reportedly is showing no psychological effects of having no balls at this time.

    • jpelle82 - Feb 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

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