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Washington is still committed to Mike Green after adding a pair of defenseman in free agency on Tuesday.

"He's a good player," GM Brian MacLellan said. "He had a little bit of struggles with injuries last year. He had an okay year. But we're hoping to get him back on track, yes." The Capitals brought in former Pittsburgh blueliners Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen on high profile contracts, while Green carries a $6,083,333 cap hit on the final year of his deal. His name came up as a possible trade candidate, but that doesn't appear to be in the cards for the Capitals.

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Washington GM Brian MacLellan would like to keep Mike Green and help him get back "on track."

"I guess I'm open to trading anybody," he said, "but as of right now I think we'd like to bring Mike Green back." MacLellan added that there were circumstances that hindered Green during the 2013-14 campaign, but he didn't go into detail. Green has missed chunks of the past four seasons due to injuries.

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Coach Adam Oates wanted to rely on Mike Green this season to be a leader on Washington's defense corps.

"He's had a lot of partners, but he's also supposed to be the guiding light," Oates said. "He's the veteran. He's the guy we count on. He's supposed to take care of them, not the other way around." Green was paired with Karl Alzner, John Erskine, Jack Hillen, Nate Schmidt and Dmitry Orlov during the 2013-14 campaign and he had trouble adjusting. He led all Capitals' blueliners in scoring with 38 points (nine goals, 29 assists) in 70 matches, but he admitted to being frustrated at times over the course of the season.

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Mike Green (upper body) may be gone for the remainder of the regular season.

And that likely means the rest of the year as the Capitals are close to being eliminated from post-season consideration. Green has nine goals and 38 points this season with a minus-16 rating and 64 penalty minutes. He is a tough fantasy player to figure out as he has excellent offensive skills but his multitude of injuries and a mediocre plus/minus knocks him down in the ratings.

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Mike Green (upper body) won't accompany the team on their two-game road trip.

He didn't practice on Monday after he left Saturday's contest against the New York Islanders due to an upper-body injury. The Capitals play in St. Louis on Tuesday and at Carolina on Thursday before returning home for two games to end the regular season. It's unclear if Green will be available to play by then.

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Mike Green's two-game point streak came to a screeching halt Tuesday night, as the 28 year-old was a team worst minus-three in the Caps' 5-0 shutout loss to Dallas.

Green is -15 this season, but has pitched in 38 points through 68 games so far, which is his best output since 2009-10.

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Mike Green netted the game-winning goal for the Capitals on Friday night.

After the Capitals blew a 3-1, third-period lead, their gifted offensive blueliner came up big midway through the frame. "We kind of shot ourselves in the foot a little bit there and made it difficult on ourselves, but we stuck with it," Green said. "Obviously we need the points. We were fortunate tonight. Sometimes you get those waves throughout periods that momentum shifts, and they had it there for a bit. We've got to make sure that we eliminate that when we notice it right away." Green has nine goals and 27 assists this season.

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Mike Green returned to action on Thursday February 27.

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Mike Green (concussion) is working himself back into game shape.

"I feel good. The break couldn't come at a better time," Green said. "It's just a matter of skating here, I didn't skate much before." He's been cleared for contact after passing his neuropsychological test. Green missed five games prior to the Olympic break because of a concussion.

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Mike Green (concussion) expects to be back in the lineup for Washington next Thursday at Florida.

He said he passed the neuropsychological test and is set to return. Green has been out of action since Jan. 30 because of a concussion. Get ready to activate him when the NHL gets back to work.