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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Boudreau: Mike Green will meet Capitals in Florida

By Greg Schimmel

Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau said Mike Green is still in Calgary with his family and the funeral for the defenseman's grandmother is scheduled for Thursday.

Green will head straight to Florida and catch up with the team there over the weekend for the fathers' road trip, Boudreau said.

"There was no sense in him coming back here," Boudreau said. "He'll just go down to Florida with his dad and we'll meet him there."

Based on General Manager George McPhee's recent comments about easing Green back into action, it's unlikely Green will play Sunday at Florida or Monday at Tampa Bay.

--Boudreau was also asked how concerned he is about the apparent knee injury that kept goaltender Semyon Varlamov out of action again today.

"Any time you don't have a goalie -- one of your top two goalies -- on the ice, it's a concern," Boudreau said. "So, we'll see how much of a concern it is as time goes on. Hopefully it's not too much longer."

By Greg Schimmel  | March 2, 2011; 12:58 PM ET
Categories:  Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov  
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Sweet - keep flying the guy around with head issues - makes sense.

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 2, 2011 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Check out the recent post on Ted's Take:

He reads the comments on CI! Funny.

I'm hopeful for the rest of the season. I think the team will really play well with all of the trade and contract stuff out of the way for now.

Posted by: nicety251 | March 2, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Trade the Ameritel Triplets

Posted by: SA-Town | March 2, 2011 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Sweet - keep flying the guy around with head issues - makes sense.

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 2, 2011 1:07 PM

i guess he could always drive from calgary to fla...

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | March 2, 2011 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Why not fly to DC? He has a concussion - don't fly him to FLA, then to Tampa then home. That was my point. 30,000 feet is never good for head injuries.

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 2, 2011 1:26 PM | Report abuse

SA-Town - FTW!!

Posted by: j3rockstar | March 2, 2011 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Greatest comment...

"Semin works part time with Hadeed, that is why he's not at practice"...

And regarding the uproar, it's POOR REPORTING that has caused it.

Instead of "Ovechkin not on the ice", Katie could say, "Ovechkin not on the ice, but I saw him walking around the facility, so he is good to go tonight"...

"Maintenance day" is garbage. I never get "Maintenance days" at my job? Does anyone else?

I mean it is really tough working 4-6 hours a day, making millions and staying in 5-star hotels on the road and eating in 5-star restaurants on the road and flying first class or charter and not dealing with any "regulars"...

And it's not even everyday...not to mention summers off (and spring if you play for the Caps)...

Days off are best used early they need to prep for a grueling last couple months!

Posted by: SoaringCaps | March 2, 2011 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Would the team fly or drive between the two Florida cities?

Posted by: kgain73 | March 2, 2011 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Ted should do his own poll on his Teds Take blog.

How many STH are happy that there ticket prices are increasing substantially next year?

The poll shouldn't be that bad. After all, he stated the VC is selling fresher nachos.

Posted by: puckman | March 2, 2011 1:30 PM | Report abuse

SHOCKER.....Varly hurt!!!!

Posted by: doughless | March 2, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Why not fly to DC? He has a concussion - don't fly him to FLA, then to Tampa then home. That was my point. 30,000 feet is never good for head injuries.

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 2, 2011 1:26 PM

i understand flying isn't the best thing for a concussion, but i haven't seen anything official that has listed this as his injury - although it could be. as 'careful' as they say they are going to be before putting him back in a game - i don't think they'd let him fly (or fly more than necessary) if it meant prolonging his return.
if you do believe he has been concussed - then you point is spot on.

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | March 2, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

It sounds like they are doing the anual father/son outing in FL. He probobly does not want to miss it..

Posted by: bonzilla | March 2, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Here is my take, Ted: u have a set to proposal the new pricing scheme given that you team of overpaid stuperstars continue to put their ego ahead of effort. Fans should boo you the next time your face pops up on the Jumbotron. Good work!

Posted by: doughless | March 2, 2011 1:37 PM | Report abuse

new thread

Welcome back, --Boo--!

Posted by: wocoliz | March 2, 2011 1:37 PM | Report abuse

i'm pretty sure all sports have their own version of a 'maintenance day'. surely you're not trying to compare a desk job to what they do. i'm also pretty sure that sports franchises have more invested in making sure their employees are available for work (actually playing in the game) than those companies in the 'regular' corp world.

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | March 2, 2011 1:39 PM | Report abuse

The Thursday game against St. Louis is critical heading into the weekend IMO. Florida always plays us tough at home and Tampa Bay is three poins ahead. We need a full 60 minute effort where the Caps blow out a weaker opponent. The last two wins against the Isles were lucky at best and there was no sense of urgency except after falling behind. Arnott had the Caps pegged correctly when he said that the way they played wouldn't cut it.

I hope that the new vets will hold the younger players (Ovechkin, Backstrom, Semin) accountable. Except for Knuble, the team had no vets with deep playoff experience. We get that with Arnott, Wideman, and Sturm.

Posted by: wizfan89 | March 2, 2011 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Wow. SoaringCaps has a job? I imagine he gets hit around at his job too. Logical comparison there, Einstein. Unless you're able to determine with facts that Semin's maintenance day involves him propping his feet up eating bon-bons at home or receiving a massage or a manicure/pedicure, then you have no grounds for calling him lazy and/or condemning him because he's not on the ice skating. Even you, of limited intellect, have the weekends off. Would you like us to call you out on not working on weekends? I think not.

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | March 2, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

On these trades, The Great Black Bat Gull said it best......Gaaaaaaa,Gaaaaaa

Posted by: guruvinny | March 2, 2011 2:27 PM | Report abuse the NHL average ticket prices and where the Caps have been in the standings for the past three years, believe me I know it isn't cheap but OTT, TOR, MIN, CGY, MTL, NYR all have higher ticket prices, would you care to trade teams?

Posted by: boomer44 | March 2, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse

boomer: have you seen the new pricing chart?? get your hands on it.

Posted by: doughless | March 2, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

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