Mike Green Injury Update: Capitals Defenseman Skates, 'Day-To-Day'

BALLSTON, Va. - Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green did not participate in the team's official morning skate prior to Tuesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks, but he did skate for about 15 minutes before morning skate and about 10 minutes after. Green said after returning to the locker room that he's feeling better.

"I'm good," Green said. "It felt good. I'm day-to-day here. Today was a good day for me and I finally got out there. Hopefully, I'll be back soon."

Green has yet to fully practice or play since twisting his right ankle during last Saturday's 7-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings. After being struck in the face with the puck during the first period of that game, Green fell to the ice and hurt his ankle in the process. Green finished the game, but his ankle swelled up when he removed his skate afterwards and he has not played since.

Despite practicing, Green has no timetable for his return.

"If I feel good enough to play, I'll play," Green said. "There's no date set yet. I want to make sure I take care of it."

Green also said that he feels like he needs at least one more full practice before considering a return, which head coach Bruce Boudreau believes could come Wednesday.

"He felt a lot better," Boudreau said. "From all accounts, he'll be at practice tomorrow.".

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