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Mike Green (head) feeling better, practices Saturday

New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Two

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04: Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals handles the puck in the second period against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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Washington defenseman Mike Green has been sidelined with a concussion before, so there had to be a sense of dread among those in the Capitals organization when they saw his head collide into the glass after being smashed into the end boards by Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner on Thursday.

Green was held out of Friday’s game as a precaution, but he woke up feeling much better on Saturday. He decided to take advantage of the situation and participate in the team’s practice.

He might even play on Sunday, although Green isn’t ready to make a commitment yet.

“Obviously, I’ve been down this path before, so I know the symptoms,” Green told CSN Washington. “I’m just making sure we’re doing the right thing here.”

If you haven’t seen the original hit, here it is:

Jenner didn’t have a disciplinary hearing for his actions and Green seems to agree with the NHL’s decision. The Capitals blueliner said he had no issues with the hit.

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