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Mike Green out of action again tonight? You don’t say

Mike Green, Ryan Carter

Washington Capitals’ Mike Green (52) controls the puck despite being hit into the boards by New Jersey Devils’ Ryan Carter (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)


The ongoing battle between being injured and Mike Green rages on and finds that being injured is going to win out once again. Green left last night’s game with a new ailment after taking a hit from New Jersey’s Ryan Carter and now he’ll be out of tonight’s game against the Devils because of it.

Green’s frustrations with injuries have been tough for the Caps to get a handle on and being without your top defenseman puts a hurt on any team. For the Caps, playing without Mike Green has been more normal than irregular dating back to last season. Being without him hasn’t hurt the Caps on the ice but they’d be a whole lot better with him out there than not.

As for how long he might be out, Bruce Boudreau isn’t giving away anything saying that Green is just out for tonight. We’ll see.