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Caps’ Green (lower body) out vs. Rangers tonight

Feb 17, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

Mike Green AP

The lower body ailment that caused Mike Green to leave practice early yesterday will keep him off the ice tonight.

Coach Adam Oates told reporters this morning at Madison Square Garden that Green will be out tonight and Tom Poti will take his place on the blue line alongside Karl Alzner as Stephen Whyno of The Washington Times shares. Poti last played nearly two weeks ago on February 5.

Green’s absence in the past for Washington has only led to slumps and trouble. With the Capitals seemingly finding their way after a slow start, this injury could be ill-timed.


  1. rockthered1286 - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    So what you’re saying is Green is pivotal to the Caps success? I never thought I’d see the day…

  2. Stiller43 - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Didnt he have groin injuries last year? Hope theyre not chronic…those really suck

  3. mattybo - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Damn, i was hoping to see a great matchup of the paper-made players Gaborik and Green.

  4. ludacrish05 - Feb 17, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Seems that every season this guy gets injured, with a 3 year deal, wonder how long he’s gonna he out for

  5. grimlock410 - Feb 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    We desperately needed Orlov back before Green went down. If we are going to keep moving up we need these two back fast. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for the laundry list of player that went down this past week all around the league.

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