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Mike Green | Defenseman

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
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Mike Green scored on Saturday and it was his first goal in almost two months.
The Washington blueliner last found the back of the net on October 22. Green has four goals and 15 points this season and remains a nice 2-3 defenseman in most pools. Dec 21 - 10:21 AM

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Mike Green will be back in the lineup for Washington Thursday night.

He has been out of action since Nov. 22 due to an upper-body injury. Green is expected to be eased back into the lineup against Columbus. He has three goals and nine assists in 19 games this campaign.
Dec 11 - 4:35 PM

Mike Green (upper body) won't be ready to return Tuesday after all.

He will not travel with the team to Tampa Bay, so he'll miss his seventh consecutive game with an upper-body injury. Green is close to returning, so stay tuned for updates.
Dec 8 - 1:24 PM

Defenseman Mike Green (upper body) is expected back in the Washington lineup on Tuesday.

Green suffered the injury against the Sabres on November 22 and was placed on the injured reserve list. John Carlson has been very good on the first power play unit so look for Green to see second line action upon his return. He has 12 points in 19 games and is considered a good second defenseman in fantasy pools.
Dec 6 - 10:13 AM

Mike Green (upper body) was on the ice by himself on Wednesday.

Green isn't expected to be ready in time for Thursday's game against Carolina, but he might take part in the Capitals' game day practice. If all goes well, he could be back in the lineup on Saturday.
Dec 3 - 6:46 PM

Mike Green (upper body) won't be in the lineup on Tuesday.

It will be the fourth straight game Green has missed due to an upper-body injury. However, he may be back in the fold soon. "We'll sort of take it day by day, but I would expect him ... hoping to expect him to play maybe by the end of the week," coach Barry Trotz said.
Dec 1 - 4:59 PM

The Washington Capitals have placed Mike Green on injured reserve.

Green has missed the Caps' last two games with an upper body injury. The 29-year-old has 12 points in 19 games this season.
Nov 29 - 12:38 PM

Coach Trotz has confirmed that Mike Green will not play on Saturday against Toronto.

Green is still dealing with an upper body injury, and won't be rushed back into action.
Nov 28 - 8:17 PM

Mike Green, Michael Latta and Liam O'Brien will be scratched against the Islanders on Black Friday.

Green is out with an upper body injury, but Latta and O'Brien are merely healthy scratches. Proceed as you would normally.
Nov 28 - 5:18 PM

Mike Green (upper body) will miss Friday's game.

Please note that Washington's game against the New York Islanders starts at 5:00 p.m. ET, so if you need to make adjustments to your roster in light of this news, you need to do so soon. This is the second straight contest Green has missed due to the ailment. With Green out, Jack Hillen will remain in the lineup.
Nov 28 - 3:18 PM

Mike Green (upper body) will not play on Wednesday.

Green suffered the injury during Saturday's game against Buffalo. He's gotten off to a strong start this season, but injuries have plagued his career.
Nov 25 - 12:33 PM

Mike Green sustained an upper-body injury against the Sabres.

The Capitals defenseman will not return to the game. Green played 10:56 and had four shots on goal. He has 12 points on the season. Green has been a very productive defenseman in his career, but that comes with the fact he can't seem to stay healthy for a full season.
Nov 22 - 9:21 PM

Mike Green continued his hot streak, scoring his third goal of the season in the Capitals 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Wednesday.

After being held pointless for the first time all season by Florida, Green got right back on the horse with his third goal of the season against the Oilers. Green also had four shots on goal and logged nearly 20 minutes of ice time in the loss. Fantasy owners looking for a bounce back campaign from Green have to be pretty impressed so far with three goals and three assists in five games. John Carlson scored the other goal giving the Capitals strong offense from the back-end.
Oct 23 - 12:53 AM

Mike Green continued his hot start to the season with two assists in Washington's 6-2 win over New Jersey on Thursday night.

Green now has two goals and five points in three games during the first week of the season. The up-and-down blueliner who had 76 points in 75 games in 2009-10 only had 57 points in 114 games in the following three seasons. Green rebounded with 38 points in 70 games last season, and early on in 2014-15, looks like he might have a shot at rediscovering his elite scoring touch.
Oct 16 - 11:45 PM

It appears that Mike Green is over his upper-body injury and will play for the Washington Capitals against the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

He missed the first Capitals game and is a constant injury worry, yet still carries dangerous scoring potential, especially with the motivation of a contract year driving him. It will be interesting to see how the Capitals utilize him with the addition of Matt Niskanen.
Oct 11 - 2:35 PM

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C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
6Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8John Erskine
9Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters