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Green (lower body) practices briefly, questionable for Thursday

Feb 20, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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Capitals defenseman Mike Green lasted just 10 minutes of practice today as he continues to recover from an unspecified lower-body injury.

But Washington head coach Adam Oates wouldn’t rule Green out of Thursday’s home game against Devils, explaining that his top defenseman only practiced for a short time because he “didn’t want to be explosive” yet.

Green missed Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Rangers. The 27-year-old is averaging 26:33 per game, the most of any Capital. He played just 32 games in 2011-12 as he was forced to deal with a “significant” groin injury.

In other Caps news, Braden Holtby will get his fifth straight start in goal tomorrow.

  1. jpelle82 - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    seems like every year now he gets hurt, whens the last time he played 80 games?

  2. operwapitsai - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    comonnnnnnnn green work through it buddy

  3. ravenscaps48 - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Why did we re-sign him? He’s made out of egg shells!

    • ithacamike - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      I didn’t mind that we resigned him- just the cost. 2 years for about 7-8 million total would have been more than fair. 3 for 18 seemed astronomical. I mean, that’s Wade Redden money!

      • dipthatchip - Feb 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        the only thing GMGM knows how to do is overpay draft picks

    • ravenscaps48 - Feb 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      Should’ve let him walk and matched Nashville’s offer sheet for Weber. Haha. Oh the joy of being a coach potato GM!

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