Mike Green Injury Update: Capitals Defenseman Unlikely To Join Team On Road Trip

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green will not join the team on their current road trip as he continues to suffer from a strained right groin muscle, according to The Washington Post's Katie Carrera.

After missing three weeks with a right ankle injury, Green returned Friday against the New Jersey Devils, but injured himself again after taking a hit from the Devils' Ryan Carter. Green has not played or skated since.

When asked if Green would join the Caps on their current three-game road trip, head coach Bruce Boudreau was blunt.

"I really doubt it," he said to reporters.

According to Carrera, Green has been taking part in off-ice workouts back at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. The Caps are undefeated with Green in the lineup this season and his presence is definitely missed when he's not playing. Green only played in 49 games last season while suffering from head injuries.

Without Green, the Caps are traveling with six defensemen.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.