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Posted at 3:17 PM ET, 11/28/2010

Boudreau: Mike Green is back in Caps' lineup

By Greg Schimmel

Bruce Boudreau said defenseman Mike Green will be back in the lineup after a two-game hiatus tonight when the Caps take on Carolina at Verizon Center.

Boudreau also said Tomas Fleischmann will play against the Hurricanes after the forward was a healthy scratch on Friday against Tampa Bay for the second time in six games.

Defenseman Brian Fahey was sent back to Hershey on Saturday, and Boudreau said Boyd Gordon will sit tonight to make room in the lineup for Fleischmann.

Check back in later for the lineup.

By Greg Schimmel  | November 28, 2010; 3:17 PM ET
Categories:  Carolina Hurricanes, Mike Green  
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Comments

I'm all for putting Green back in the line-up, but why make any other changes after such a great game against Tampa? I'm not saying Gordon was the key reason for the 6-0 ass kicking, but come on, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Posted by: dcfury | November 28, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Gee does this mean Flash won't be traded today???

Posted by: joek443 | November 28, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm not opposed to Gordon sitting out a few, maybe helps prevent reoccurrence of injury. Problem is that Gordo and Flash are not interchangeable parts. So it isn't just one out, one in. I can't recall who were linemates of Gordon on Friday, but putting Flash at LW means one other LW must move to center. And since Flash doesn't match to the first two lines (unless you move Knuble down), and he doesn't have defensive skill or grit for lines #3 or 4, it means we have square peg into round hole.

Looking on the bright side, maybe he's being showcased?

Posted by: tominsocal1 | November 28, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Semin, btw, when he first came over from Russia, was a LW. That was his natural position. And we all saw the other night what he can do from the left side. One game back at LW and he dents the twine three times, all from virtually the same spot (the "Stamkos" spot).

Imagine now if Ovi stays at RW. It could be as big as Cal Ripken moving from 3B to SS due to geniuos of Earl Weaver. Now, think for a second, Ovi is a sniper, but Semin is as good or better at those one-timers. The best place for a right-shooting sniper is LW (just as left-shooting Bondra excelled at RW) as he gets the one-timer off quicker than a left shot. Ovi now at RW where he can be a bull like Gordie Howe was at RW. Or just switch them around throughout the game so the other team has no clue what to do.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | November 28, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Would feel better with F16 scratched and Gordon in. Ugh.

Posted by: HawaiianCapsFan | November 28, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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