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With Green hurting, Caps recall Strachan

Nov 14, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Tyson Strachan from AHL Hershey on Thursday afternoon, and the main reason why is because there are questions as to whether or not Mike Green is healthy enough to play.’s Chuck Gormley hears from Caps coach Adam Oates about Green’s nagging lower-body issue. Oates says it’s a bruise although it was thought it was a groin injury.

“He’ll get a couple more treatments and we’ll see how he is in the morning,” Oates said.

If Green can’t go, Strachan looks to be the temporary solution. While Green is a puck-moving and scoring defenseman, Strachan is a big, physical defender that will throw a few punches.

On the upside for the Capitals, it sounds like Green’s problem isn’t a major one.

  1. dsume001 - Nov 14, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Green sucks. He turns the puck over way too much and I find the above comment hilarious. “While Green is a puck-moving and scoring defenseman..”. He has zero goals this year and had a -3 Tuesday night against Columbus. Anyone is an upgrade at this point.

  2. dglelite - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    But what if us Caps fans WANT it to be a major, long term injury?!?!?!?

    • wethog66 - Nov 15, 2013 at 4:33 AM

      Speak for yourself. This Caps fan wants Green to stay healthy. He will be easier to trade if he is healthy.

      • sebmono - Nov 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM

        Wishful thinking, can’t see why anyone would take that salary. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for using our second compliance buyout on him.

      • wethog66 - Nov 19, 2013 at 6:51 PM

        Well whoever the Caps would have to take back with the bad contract would have been good at one time to earn that bad contract. Maybe a change of scenary sparks the player to play up to his contract? If not buy him out.

        I see that as a better scenario then keeping Green on the roster. It was said by GMGM when Green came back from his sports hernia surgery that Green would never be the same player he was before the injury. GMGM is being proven a Profit.

      • dglelite - Nov 15, 2013 at 10:42 AM

        I would love for him to stay healthy and produce.

        But that is not going to happen. And nobody will take on his salary without the Caps taking on an equally bad salary.

  3. bschneider1216 - Nov 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    I don’t understand why we don’t bring up Orlov! I really liked him when he was playing for the Caps. I agree Green is lacking physically and defensivly, but he can shoot, skate and move the puck better than %75 of NHL defenders… I think that’s hard to replace

  4. dsume001 - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    you have to question anyone with hand tattoos that isnt in prison or in a denzel gang related movie.

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