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Mike Green says he won't play Thursday

Just a few quick updates for the Twitter-less, via Katie (@kcarrera):

*Defenseman Mike Green (undisclosed upper-body injury) skated this morning at Caps practice but said he's not ready to play and will miss Thursday's game against the Bruins.

*Michal Neuvirth, who left last night's game early with the flu, was out on the ice this morning along with Matt Bradley (undisclosed lower-body injury) and Green. Boyd Gordon, who was a scratch last night, did not practice.

*More to come soon.

By Lindsay Applebaum  | October 20, 2010; 12:37 PM ET
Categories:  Mike Green  
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Nuevy had the flu last night and he is on the ice this morning. What kind of flu is that...

Posted by: instinct227 | October 20, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

You never went to work with the flu?

Wuss.

Posted by: Fro_2 | October 20, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

I am more concerned with when Green WILL play...can we get some sort of estimated time line please!

Posted by: capscoach | October 20, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Release boyd gordon...even if a team picks him up and he plays against us in the playoffs, he will not finish the 7 game series...

I really do like the guy, but we really throw a lot of money away on players who don't play....

Posted by: SoaringCaps | October 20, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

The top line is struggling and everyone is saying Knuble is the weak link. Explain to me again why Semin can't be moved to the top line, Fehr to the 2nd and Knuble to the 3rd?

Posted by: ablake70 | October 20, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Good, Green is getting his 'mystery' ailment out of the way now and not hiding it till after the playoffs. Me thinks he has a rotator issue, tear from his 'fight' with Kovy, that would blow. Yeah, it can be rehabbed but really needs surgery. He should do surgery if needed and come back at end of season.

Posted by: flee001 | October 20, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

LOVE that the Caps are having issues but still in first. A little adversity in season will help in playoffs

Posted by: flee001 | October 20, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I honestly dont think Knuble is the weak link on the 1st line. In fact based on ability I think Knuble is playing the best of the 3 top line guys. Backstrom isn't creating chances. Ovi really isnt getting shots on net other than on the rush or the point from the powerplay. I thought Knuble was one of our better players last night. Knuble puts goals in from close to the goal, to do that the other two need to put shots on and that line needs to work harder down low cycling the puck. The time will come, taking that line apart after 6 games isn't worth it.

Posted by: ThePat | October 20, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

So is cstanon boycotting CI to try and show how he will be missed if he gets voted off the island or is he in a coma from the shock that Semin threw some hits last night? :)

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | October 20, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

@ablake70

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It's the balanced scoring: they don't want both snipers on one line. I think top line struggling with something else right now: perhaps players want to redefine their roles in it and for now there is some dissonance in their play while they work it out. As I said in an earlier post, it almost looks like they're short-circuiting each other right now, maybe some psychological stuff playing out.

Posted by: RedLitYogi | October 20, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

@SeminAllOverTheIce

I think seeing Semin hit someone 3 times and Flash hitting Chara made him exceed his 2 beer limit. He'll be out for some time.

Posted by: ablake70 | October 20, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

@ RedLitYogi

The Caps had 7 guys score more than 20 goals last season. With these kind of numbers, the Caps should be able to move Semin to the top line and not suffer much. The Devils have found a way to have Parise and Kovy on the same line, the Sharks often use Heatley-Thorton-Marleau.

Posted by: ablake70 | October 20, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

If Brooks Laich had the flu, he'd cough it up in one gulp, smack it three times *whap, whap, whap*, make it his b!tch and put it to work sharpening his skates. End of Story!
:-|

sidebar: my buddy was at the game, said he got to go down near the lockerroom as the behest of a rink employee, and heard Neuvy hacking like Mike Grier on a breakaway!

Yet... Boudreau said they didn't know about his flu! it was TSN2... of course he knew!

Posted by: FrankM73 | October 20, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I love these "day to day" injuries that go on and on. Meanwhile, they announced MarJo's injury as "week to week" and he only missed a couple days.

It's just really freaking annoying after awhile, esp considering that right after the game when Green was hurt they trivialized it (just like they did when he was injured last year).

Posted by: chombie13 | October 20, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

You never went to work with the flu?

Wuss.

Posted by: Fro_2

I know you're kidding, but...No one should ever go to work with the flu. Not because of being wuss, but out of respect for others.

Either they have some great miracle drugs and they caught it very early or it is NOT the flu. I suspect the latter. Consider the Spanish Flu of 1918, an estimated 50 million people, about 3% of the world's population, died of the disease. Some 500 million people, or 1/3 of the world's population, were infected. With that particular flu strain most victims were healthy young adults. Just making the serious point that the flu is a serious virus and people should take effort not to spread it. In other words stay home from work.

Posted by: BetterOffWithFedorov | October 20, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

You never went to work with the flu?

Wuss.

Posted by: Fro_2 | October 20, 2010 12:58 PM

This (name calling)is why I briefly stop reading CI.

Posted by: instinct227 | October 20, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

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