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Capitals Insider Archive: Injuries

Mike Green taking his recovery slowly, no timetable for Nicklas Backstrom's return

Mike Green skated for the third consecutive day this morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex but the Capitals' defensemen emphasized that he's not taking any risks with his recovery from a concussion. Green was placed on long-term injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 25 when he was hit in the head by...

By Katie Carrera  | March 12, 2011; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Nicklas Backstrom continues to play through thumb injury

It's been more than a week since Nicklas Backstrom fractured his thumb after getting slashed against the Penguins, and while the center hasn't missed any games, he hasn't looked 100 percent himself, either. Asked after practice Wednesday about how the thumb has hindered him, the 23-year-old Swede didn't say much....

By Greg Schimmel  | March 2, 2011; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
Categories:  Injuries, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Eric Fehr optimistic about return from shoulder injury

A cheerful Eric Fehr said he felt a lot better during practice Wednesday, and the winger added that he is hopefully getting close to returning from the shoulder injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Jan. 14. Fehr said earlier this week that he is trying to...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 2, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Eric Fehr, Injuries  
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Mike Green expected to miss at least the next two games

While Dennis Wideman provides defensive depth for the Capitals, the uncertain health of both Mike Green and Tom Poti makes him an even more important addition. Green, who is in Calgary with his family following the death of his grandmother, will likely miss the next two games, but Coach Bruce...

By Katie Carrera  | February 28, 2011; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, Injuries, Mike Green, Tom Poti  
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Mike Green hit on the head in Capitals' 6-0 loss to the Rangers

The Capitals' 6-0 loss to the Rangers on Friday night at Verizon Center marked Washington's worst home loss since Nov. 24, 2006, and continued the team's ongoing one-step-forward, two-steps-back trend that has prevailed throughout the season. Arguably the worst part of the Capitals' ninth shutout of the 2010-11 season,...

By Katie Carrera  | February 26, 2011; 12:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Injuries, Mike Green, New York Rangers  
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Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green expected to play against Rangers

Coach Bruce Boudreau said he expects Nicklas Backstrom to play against the New York Rangers on Friday and that the Capitals' top-line center is "gonna be fine." Backstrom suffered a minor fracture to his left thumb in Pittsburgh on Monday, when he was slashed by Penguins. defenseman Kris Letang in...

By Katie Carrera  | February 24, 2011; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Eric Fehr, Injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Poti  
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Older Entries in This Category »

How Mike Green's absence has affected the Capitals, Katie Carrera , February 21, 2011
Mike Green out against Penguins, Katie Carrera , February 21, 2011
Mike Green won't play against Sabres, Katie Carrera , February 20, 2011
Caps' Mike Green won't play against Ducks, Katie Carrera , February 16, 2011
Mike Green's injury clarified: 'Inner ear trauma', Katie Carrera , February 15, 2011
Mike Green not on the ice for Capitals' practice, Katie Carrera , February 7, 2011
Mike Green questionable to return against Penguins, Katie Carrera , February 6, 2011
Boudreau expects Semin to return next week, Katie Carrera , February 5, 2011
Eric Fehr out 3-4 weeks with shoulder injury, Katie Carrera , January 15, 2011
Caps get the goals they need, beat Panthers 3-2, Katie Carrera , January 9, 2011
Boyd Gordon nearing return after staph infection, Katie Carrera , January 8, 2011
Semin, Gordon and Johansson not practicing for Caps, Katie Carrera , December 14, 2010
Michal Neuvirth first goaltender off the ice, Katie Carrera , December 11, 2010
Flu bug hits the Capitals, Katie Carrera , December 10, 2010
Mike Knuble "ready to play" with broken jaw, Katie Carrera , November 25, 2010
Updates on the injured Capitals, Katie Carrera , November 23, 2010
Capitals recall Semyon Varlamov, Katie Carrera , November 22, 2010
Morning skate notes from Newark, Katie Carrera , November 22, 2010
Tom Poti says there's no timeline for his return, Katie Carrera , November 18, 2010
Brooks Laich ready to go against the Rangers, Katie Carrera , November 9, 2010
Semyon Varlamov taking shots in practice, Katie Carrera , November 8, 2010
Marcus Johansson: 'It's boring' sitting out, Greg Schimmel , November 6, 2010
Tom Poti: 'My stubbornness hurt me', Katie Carrera , November 5, 2010
Injury updates and Boudreau on Michal Neuvirth, Katie Carrera , November 4, 2010
Mike Green says he's nearly back to normal, Katie Carrera , October 28, 2010
Monday injury update, Katie Carrera , October 25, 2010
Michal Neuvirth to start against the Bruins, Katie Carrera , October 19, 2010
Michal Neuvirth to make fifth straight start, Katie Carrera , October 16, 2010
Mike Green won't play in Nashville, Katie Carrera , October 15, 2010
 
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