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Mike Green is ’100 percent and ready to go’

Feb 25, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

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Looking to build on Saturday’s 5-1 victory over New Jersey, the Washington Capitals should have puck-moving defenseman Mike Green back in the lineup Tuesday when they host Carolina.

“I’m 100 percent and ready to go,” Green said Monday, per the Washington Post.

The 27-year-old has missed the last three games with a groin injury and, given the trouble he had last season with that area of his body, has been erring on the side of caution with regards to his return.

“The reason why I’m ready to play is I’m 100 percent and it was either battle through it on Saturday or else wait until I’m 100 percent so I could play back-to-backs, so here we are,” said Green.

The Caps also play Wednesday at Philadelphia.

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