Capitals erring on the side of caution with Mike Green
Coach Bruce Boudreau said the Capitals are playing it safe with defenseman Mike Green, who did not take part in Monday's practice after being struck in the head by a slap shot Sunday afternoon against the Penguins. Green had several rows of stitches near his right ear and said after Washington's 3-0 win that he felt a little woozy immediately following the incident.
Boudreau wouldn't go into specifics when discussing how long Green might be out, though, or if the team might have him sit out Tuesday's game against the Sharks as a precaution.
"He's not 100 percent; we thought another day off would do him good," said Boudreau, who was asked if the team was guarding against the possibility of a concussion. "I think we'd have to. It's definitely way more serious now, any injury to the head, than it was 10-15 years ago, we always err with the side of caution."
"You're always concerned because Mike Green is one of the best defensemen in the league, so you're concerned about that," Boudreau continued when asked if there was worry of lingering effects of Green being hit in the head by the puck. "You just hope that that's not the case and we'll wait til tomorrow morning and hopefully he feels better.
"We will re-evaluate tomorrow," he said, "and we will listen to what the trainer and Mike have to say and that's the advice we'll use."
| February 7, 2011; 1:16 PM ET
Categories: Injuries, Mike Green
Save & Share: Previous: Mike Green not on the ice for Capitals' practice
Next: Line change: Is Caps' reaction to Cooke's hit on Ovechkin justified?
Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | February 7, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: sgm3 | February 7, 2011 1:38 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: joek443 | February 7, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: sgm3 | February 7, 2011 2:02 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: sabredc | February 7, 2011 2:04 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | February 7, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: sgm3 | February 7, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | February 7, 2011 2:16 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: sabredc | February 7, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: AADCDERM | February 7, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse