Mike Green D WAS 3 days ago

Green signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Red Wings on Thursday, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports.

In need of some more offensive ability from the right side of their defense, the Red Wings decided to make a run at Green, who is perhaps the most accomplished scorer of all the free-agent blueliners. Though injuries have slowed his production in recent years, Green stayed relatively healthy with the Capitals in 2014-15, playing 72 games and tallying 10 goals and 45 points. He saw his ice time decline in Washington as a result of last summer's signing of Matt Niskanen, but the Red Wings should have no trouble clearing out a regular role for Green on their second pairing. He's also a candidate to see time on the second-unit power play, which should help aid him to another 40-point season.

Mike Green D WAS 1 week ago

Green will not return to the Capitals next season, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.

Green will test the market when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He will likely be in for a pretty big pay day, as the 29-year-old defender has been a solid offensive contributor throughout his NHL career. He tallied 45 points in 72 games with Washington last season, and will likely go to a team with cap room to spare looking for a boost in offensive production from the blue line.

Mike Green D WAS 3 months ago

Green factored into both goals -- scoring one and assist on the other in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.

Green's been on a great stretch lately, collecting five points in his last four contests and potting four goals in his last six. Despite the recent flurry of scoring, the 29-year-old's 10 goals mark just the second time in the past five seasons that he's hit double digits in that department, but he's been able to maintain a solid point pace overall as he's tacked on 35 assists in 70 games.

Mike Green D WAS 3 months ago

Green scored his eighth goal, assisted on another and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Carolina.

Green had managed just two points in his last eight games preceding Tuesday's action, but he's had a terrific campaign on the whole, with 42 points in 67 contests. For the second straight year, though, his goal-scoring has fallen off dramatically from its once-lofty heights. Despite the fact that he's still short of 30 years old, it looks like the injuries Green's suffered over the course of his career have sapped his shooting skills a bit and led the Caps to protect him by limiting his ice time, which is easily at its lowest average since his rookie season.

Mike Green D WAS 3 months ago

Green netted a goal in Washington's 4-3 loss to the Predators on Satuday.

Green wired a snap shot past Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne just seconds into the third period, but it was not enough to keep the Capitals from dropping Saturday afternoon's decision against Nashville. Green has run cold in 2015, with Saturday's goal only his second since the beginning of February, and he only has 11 points in that span. With the Capitals in danger of missing the playoffs due to sluggish play and other teams hot on their heels, they will need Green to produce more in the coming days. Despite ceding power play time to John Carlson, Green still boasts enough offensive talent to be an every day starter, and hopefully Saturday's goal will reinvigorate his game.

Mike Green D WAS 4 months ago

Green (upper body) has been cleared to play Friday against the Stars.

Green practiced Thursday and was back on the ice at Friday's morning skate, which was enough for the Capitals to give him the green light to play. Cameron Schilling was returned to AHL Hershey on Friday, further solidifying that Green will suit up as a member of the Caps' third pairing. He missed only one game due to the upper-body injury.

Mike Green D WAS 4 months ago

Head coach Barry Trotz indicated Green (upper-body) is questionable for Friday's game against Dallas, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Green missed Wednesday's game with the ailment, but could return as early as Friday. Already missing Brooks Orpik (lower-body), the Capitals hope their power-play quarterback will be back in the lineup soon as they try to chase down the Islanders, Penguins, and Rangers in the Metropolitan Division standings. Headed for unrestricted free agency this summer, Green is having his best season since 2009-2010 with five goals and 28 points (16 on the power play) in 58 games thus far.

Mike Green D WAS 4 months ago

Green (upper body) will not play Wednesday against the Rangers, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.

Green was on the ice for the Capitals' morning skate and participated in rushes with usual partner Tim Gleason, but the blueliner determined he needed some additional time to recover from the injury. Fortunately, the oft-injured Green doesn't believe the upper-body injury is a major issue, and he's aiming to return to the lineup for either Friday's game against the Stars or Sunday versus the Bruins. Nate Schmidt will fill Green's spot in the lineup Wednesday.

Mike Green D WAS 4 months ago

Green is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, the Washington Post reports.

Green can be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, as the Capitals recalled Nate Schmidt from AHL Hershey on an emergency basis.

Mike Green D WAS 4 months ago

Green handed out two assists in Saturday's win over the Sabres.

All it took was a matchup with the league-worst Sabres for Green to break a season-long seven-game pointless streak. The 29-year-old hasn't been an elite fantasy option at his position for a while now, but he's probably still deserving of a roster spot in most formats. Green's puck-moving skills are still on display frequently enough, as he's recorded five goals and 33 assists over 58 games this season.