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Posted at 8:57 PM ET, 02/14/2011

Mike Green scratched in Phoenix with undisclosed injury

By Katie Carrera

Defenseman Mike Green is not in the Capitals lineup tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes because of an undisclosed injury. He is formally listed by the team as day-to-day.

Green played 22 minutes 3 seconds in Washington's 4-1 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday, reappearing in the lineup after missing the prior contest on Feb. 8 against San Jose, after he was struck in the head by a slap shot on Feb. 6 against Pittsburgh. It's possible that the injury prohibiting Green from being in the lineup against the Coyotes is related to that blow to the head, though the Capitals would not specify the nature of the injury.

In Washington's 3-0 win over the Penguins, Green was hit by the puck near his right ear leaving a gash that required stitches, which were removed on Saturday. The defenseman cited symptoms that are consistent with a concussion of wooziness and balance problems after the blow to the head. Coach Bruce Boudreau also said Green suffered from headaches after he was hit by the puck.

By Katie Carrera  | February 14, 2011; 8:57 PM ET
Categories:  Injuries, Mike Green  | Tags:  Mike Green  
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Comments

Green's injury... Boudreauism.

Boudreauism- I have no desire to play for that guy and his fake system.

Posted by: SoaringCaps | February 14, 2011 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Well didn't this game tonight just symbolize the whole season in a nutshell:

1) A team that lacks focus and has horrible hockey IQ on their prime scoring chances. Phoenix takes advantage.

2) A well coached team exposes a top PK and keeps the momentum

3) Caps, being desperate and all, cannot muster any real scoring chance in the final 10 min of a game down 1.

Fire the coach already, he is not the answer. Only wasting time.

Posted by: O-V-P | February 14, 2011 10:42 PM | Report abuse

@soaring ...with each post your lack of hockey knowledge shows...give it a rest

Posted by: boomer44 | February 14, 2011 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm not going to pretend like I know what the answer is, but they need to do something and they need to do it now.

Posted by: CAPSHOCKEY2 | February 14, 2011 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Well, GMGM is doing something. He's sitting on his duff, drinking the kool aid, and praying that this team actually makes the playoffs.

Posted by: Almazar80 | February 14, 2011 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Excellent golf instructors await Caps players for early April lessons...

Posted by: hlalor | February 14, 2011 11:02 PM | Report abuse

POSTGAME THOUGHTS:
Having only caught bits and peices of the game it seemed like everytime the Caps were on the PP - Ovie was at the point. AGAIN BOUDREAU WON'T CHANGE AT ALL.

At some point when does McPhee tell Boudreau to keep him off the point permanently.

The effort certainly seemed to be there but in the end Phoenix gets a PP and moves the puck and the Caps get one and just pass and then sit there deciding what to do next.

This team is in a fog and I'm afraid heading for another losing streak. I said it before - they don't win at least three games on this trip and they will NOT make the playoffs. I hope I'm wrong.

Ovie needs to start getting shots UP. This was not the way to start the road trip. This team is in trouble. I can only hope McPhee is working those phones to maybe make a deal that makes sense.

Otherwise - I feel like a massive collapse with this team may have started tonight.

Please let me be wrong.

I can't see this team winning at Anaheim or San Jose.

Ice Breakers Goal Shakers

Posted by: Jonathan6 | February 14, 2011 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Chimmychooha with another weak road game. So far this season he's played his role in exactly 6 road games.

And you wanna be my latex salesman!

Posted by: cstanton1 | February 14, 2011 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Here is the real problem with the caps. The team is just not that good. Hey hey, ho ho, Bruce boudreau has got to go. (repeat until gmgm hears it)

Posted by: Firepelosi | February 14, 2011 11:19 PM | Report abuse

That's literally the worst part of losses, is coming on this board and seeing what new shtick you've come up with to mock other posters in order to vent your frustrations. If you were half as clever as you think you were, these posts might actually be satirical and funny, but you're not so they're just annoying.

Posted by: VTDuffman

seriously. VT is dead on.

oh sorry, let me pull an SGM here...


I agree 100%!

Posted by: cstanton1 | February 14, 2011 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Duffman... says a lot of things! Oh, yeah!

Posted by: sgm3 | February 14, 2011 11:28 PM | Report abuse

@Jonathan6

The team's already in a losing streak. I figure they at least need to have a winning record on this road trip to still stay comfortably in the playoff picture but realize that will be difficult. Already down 1. Doubt they'll beat San Jose since the Sharks have gotten their act together again. The other teams are probably 50/50.

Like you, I'd like Ovi off the point since he's frankly not effective there.

I'm hoping Semin's groin injury is not a replay of the Chris Clark situation. Wasn't it a groin problem that rendered Clark ineffective to begin with.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | February 14, 2011 11:29 PM | Report abuse

can i just say this..there ARE some good things that have come out of this season so far. Over the last 2 years, our net presence has gotten better and better. On one shift you had Laich, Ovy, and Backstrom crashing into the pile of players digging at the loose puck.

I never saw that from this team 2 yrs ago. Last yr it got a bit better with the appearance of Knuble. And this year its gotten even better esp over the past 25 games.

They resemble a grinding Hanlon team right now. I hope they take this effort with them into the future and don't revert to trying to be a fancy team. There's definitely room for creativity but last year's example is not what you want to follow to a tee.

Its really time our shoddy krappy GM helped his soldiers out with a boost. There's a huge difference in the attitude of the Flyers and the Caps players. The Flyers know their GM won't stand still or sit on his laurels. He truly is always looking to improve that team. In the offseason, during the season, at the deadline, etc.

When McPhee gives his standard answer of "we're always looking to improve the team", its bull. He's just an impotent GM. He lets opportunity after opportunity sail by without closing the deal.

Posted by: cstanton1 | February 14, 2011 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Duffman... says a lot of things! Oh, yeah!

Posted by: sgm3

come on. He pegged you dead to right about your erskine comments. Exactly what he said, is what you do.

But his bigger point is, if you were able to do what you wanna do with a little bit of wit and cleverness, it would go over better than it does. But it goes over like dry oatmeal. So please, take a class or something. Something that will get you over your humorless hump. no offence

Posted by: cstanton1 | February 14, 2011 11:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm hoping Semin's groin injury is not a replay of the Chris Clark situation. Wasn't it a groin problem that rendered Clark ineffective to begin with.

Posted by: CapsFan75

yep, good memory.

and he inherited that from Sutherby whose career was almost over due to his 3 yr battle with a groin injury.

Posted by: cstanton1 | February 14, 2011 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Right about now, McPhee is by himself somewhere with that deeply concerned, constipated look on his face. He's wondering why in the world Toronto turned down his offer for Versteeg.

The offer?

Chimera, a 7th rd pick and a signed photo of himself wearing a scarf and fapping into the President's Trophy.

Posted by: tmac2yao | February 14, 2011 11:36 PM | Report abuse

can i just say, after skimming the game thread that whoever posted the comment confusing Hanlon with "Hanson" .. ROFL!! awesome man, just awesome. You made my night. Glen Hanson! hahahaha!

btw, this is a dangerous time for the Caps. Because McPhee may end up making a deal or forcing a deal that could be real damaging to the Caps.

Reminds me of when the Habs mgmt jumped the gun and traded a young John LeClair because they were going thru a tough early part of the season.

I hope that the few good guys we do have and who should be part of the future, don't end up getting dealt. McPhee should not be allowed to make any more personnel deals. He's totally unreliable.

Posted by: cstanton1 | February 14, 2011 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Chimera, a 7th rd pick and a signed photo of himself wearing a scarf and fapping into the President's Trophy.

Posted by: tmac2yao

you know what he offered up for Morrow and Arnott like 5, 6 yrs ago?

Grier and a 2nd.

Now who in their right effin minds would think you could land Brenden Morrow and a Jason Arnott in his prime for that kind of garbage?

I'd tell ya what he offered up for Dubinsky/Staal at the start of last season but those players still play for the caps and that wouldn't be fair.

Posted by: cstanton1 | February 14, 2011 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Reading the comparisons being made between us and the Flyers -- any chance our owner won't let GMGM make a move?

Yes BB needs to go. He just doesn't get anything out of his guys, makes no adjustments, you name it.

But why when Pronger is out there -- do the Flyers spend?

Why when they can get Versteeg for a 1st and 3rd rounder... do they pull the triger? Even when their offense is just fine.

Why -- because they want a cup, not just a few successful seasons that boost ticket sales.

I think Teddy wants the team to be successful; don't get me wrong. Love the guy. But you have to wonder if he's scared to make the big move.

Posted by: sinbin | February 14, 2011 11:46 PM | Report abuse

McPhee is the root of all failure.

Posted by: tmac2yao | February 14, 2011 11:47 PM | Report abuse

whatever happened to that band Hanson anyway??

Posted by: joek443

McPhee offered em a FA deal as our 4th line but they declined. They didn't wanna be typcast as powderpuffs anymore.

Posted by: cstanton1 | February 14, 2011 11:49 PM | Report abuse

I think Teddy wants the team to be successful; don't get me wrong. Love the guy. But you have to wonder if he's scared to make the big move.

Posted by: sinbin

Ted's 'big move' is holding off on the 2nd helping of baklava as he's typing up his blog.

Posted by: cstanton1 | February 14, 2011 11:51 PM | Report abuse

I think Teddy wants the team to be successful; don't get me wrong. Love the guy. But you have to wonder if he's scared to make the big move.

Posted by: sinbin | February 14, 2011 11:46 PM

It's not that he's scared, he just doesn't have a clue as to what it is.

The big move would be firing McPhee.

There's no guarantee that the new GM would get us where we want to be but it's become more and more obvious that McPhee is going to lead this entire rebuilding effort nowhere. He just doesn't have what it takes to finish off the process. He did the easy part - tanking, getting a bunch of 1st rd picks and getting a few really good players. The rest takes real vision and feel for what it takes to build a complete contending-caliber team. And Joe Corvo, Tom Poti, Jason Chimera, etc... aren't the answers.

Posted by: tmac2yao | February 14, 2011 11:52 PM | Report abuse

This team needs the "Old Yeller" treatment.

Posted by: jdove80 | February 14, 2011 11:53 PM | Report abuse

To understand just how incredibly important the right role players are, see this year's Blackhawks vs. last year's, as well as ATL to an extent.

You need the stars but that ain't close to all it takes. It takes the right supporting cast, the right coaching and the ability to make the right adjustments to the roster at the right times.

McPhee is a joke. He did the easy part --tanking and getting a bunch of 1st rd picks.

Even a moron like sgm could have done that much.

Posted by: tmac2yao | February 14, 2011 11:56 PM | Report abuse

if we keep waiting for our prospects to turn into great NHLers we'll never make progress.

While we sit back and wait other teams are pro-active and make their team better now.

I'm not sure what Detroit did to get their team the way they did but I know for sure our braintrust in the front office certainly don't have the pedigree of the red wings.

but then again, i'm sure i'm just talking out of my bottom right now 'cause i'm frustrated and don't see any type of reprieve from this mediocrity.

Posted by: natresgroup | February 14, 2011 11:59 PM | Report abuse

This is the "I amaze myself" face: http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRUDHhORc9Y43Fxr7jwPFIFbj4Oow-iDvEAW5gGCUPL2z3hB0QP

This is the "how dare you question me, you're not in hockey" face he makes after a reporter asks him if he regrets extending Tom Poti: http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2008/10/30/PH2008103004655.jpg

Posted by: tmac2yao | February 15, 2011 12:02 AM | Report abuse

@cstanton1

Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!

Posted by: sgm3 | February 15, 2011 12:18 AM | Report abuse

@tmac2yao

Thank you for calling me a moron. You are such a sweetie!!!!!

Posted by: sgm3 | February 15, 2011 12:28 AM | Report abuse

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