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Green out again with groin injury

Mar 1, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

Mike Green AP

The Mike Green health watch is on again. The Capitals’ defenseman has aggravated his groin injury and won’t travel to Winnipeg for Saturday’s game against the Jets, per the Washington Post’s Katie Carrera.

“It’s concerning because of his past history,” head coach Adam Oates said, per “We need to really get this correct.”

Oates added: “It’s the type of injury where you think you’re good until you get truly bumped.”

Green was forced to miss three games with recurring groin issues before suiting up for back-to-back contests this week.

“I’m 100 percent and ready to go,” he declared Monday before playing 21:54 in a 3-0 victory over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He then played 22:14 in Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to Philadelphia.

In other Caps news, Braden Holtby will start in goal Saturday and forward Aaron Volpatti, claimed off waivers from Vancouver yesterday, will be in the lineup.

  1. govtminion - Mar 1, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    What, AGAIN? What the hell is he doing to his groin that he keeps re-injuring it!?!?!?

    …Actually, I don’t want to know.

    • jpelle82 - Mar 1, 2013 at 12:27 PM

      maybe he needs a new seat on his scooter

  2. lonespeed - Mar 1, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Not like they could really be worse.

  3. obnoxiousDCfan - Mar 1, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    I knew he shouldn’t have come back so soon…

  4. mattybo - Mar 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    I am shocked, next you are going to tell me Gaborik is hurt to really blow my mind.

    -Depressed rangers fan

  5. ironyisadeadscene - Mar 1, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Damn it, I had March 3rd in the pool

  6. dipthatchip - Mar 1, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    ugh, this means that 55 or 44 will get a sweater tomorrow. Orlov, please get healthy soon

    6 mil well spent

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