Mike Green D WAS 1 Day

Green assisted on Troy Brouwer's late-third-period game-tying goal and Eric Fehr's overtime winner Thursday against the Blue Jackets.

The points were his first in four games since returning from a lower-body injury, but his slump goes back to before the injury, as he hadn't been on the scoresheet since Nov. 15 (a span of six scoreless games) and remains without a goal since way back on Oct. 22. As has been the norm for Green the last few years, it's been an injury-plagued season with flashes of offensive talent muted by near-constant physical ailments.

Mike Green D WAS 9 Days

Green (upper body) will play Thursday against the Blue Jackets.

Green will take the ice Thursday for the first time since Nov. 22. Health remains an issue for him, but he did tally 12 points in 19 games earlier this season and is not universally owned in fantasy leagues, so he is worthy of a look if you are in need of help on the defensive end.

Mike Green D WAS 12 Days

Green (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Lightning, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

The team described Green as very close to returning, but he won't make the trip Tampa Bay with the team. The blueliner racked up three goals and nine assists in 19 games when healthy.

Mike Green D WAS 15 Days

Green (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Devils, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Green was on the ice for Friday's practice and looks to be nearing a return, but the Capitals just want to give him a little extra time to heal up before turning him loose. He's targeting an activation in advance of Tuesday's game in Tampa.

Mike Green D WAS 16 Days

Green (upper body) skated during the Capitals' morning session Thursday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Green won't play Thursday against the Hurricanes, but the Capitals are optimistic that he'll be available for one or both of the final two games of the road trip. Coach Barry Trotz categorized Green's session as a "feel-out day," with a tougher test to come Friday when he starts shooting pucks again.

Mike Green D WAS 18 Days

Green (upper body) will not play against Vancouver on Tuesday, The Washington Post reports.

Green worked out on his own Monday morning prior to the team's practice. Head coach Barry Trotz expressed optimism about the possibility of having Green return to the lineup before the end of the week.

Mike Green D WAS 21 Days

Green (upper-body) has been placed on the injured reserve list, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.

The move frees up a roster space for Steven Oleksy, who was recalled from AHL Hershey on Saturday. Green, who has missed the Capitals' last two games with the ailment, had 12 points in 19 games for the Capitals this season, and should be a solid defenseman once he returns to the lineup, but the 29-year-old has a long and sordid injury history so continue to monitor his progress.

Mike Green D WAS 22 Days

Green (upper body) will not play Friday against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Jack Hillen will spell him in the Capitals' lineup for the second straight game. It hasn't been reported that Green has resumed skating since suffering the injury, so it's not clear when he might rejoin the lineup.

Mike Green D WAS 24 Days

Green (upper body) will not play Wednesday against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Green was unable to practice for the second straight day Tuesday, prompting coach Barry Trotz to rule him out for Wednesday's contest. The 29-year-old rearguard, who has 12 points in 19 games this season, will likely be replaced in the lineup by Jack Hillen.

Mike Green D WAS 26 Days

Green (upper body) did not skate Monday morning, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Green left Saturday's game with the injury, and looks like he won't be available Wednesday against the Islanders. Considering how injury prone Green has been throughout his career, fantasy owners should be keeping a close eye on Green's recovery moving forward.