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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.

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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 17 Days

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 18 Days

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.

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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.

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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.

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Green picked up a power-play assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Penguins.Green has notched three helpers in his last four games, boosting his total to 30 on the season and surpassing his output from all of 2013-14. The blueliner has dealt with a few bumps and bruises so far this season -- costing him nine games -- but compared to years past, he's done well to stay upright for the most part.

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Green (lower body) was on the ice during warmups and will play Sunday against the Flyers, Mike Vogel of the team's official site reports.

Green took part in Friday's pregame warmups but ultimately missed the contest due to a lower-body injury. It appears he's healthy enough to return to the lineup Sunday, as he was part of the defensive pairings.

Mike Green D WAS 2 Months

Green was a late scratch Friday due to a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day.

Green's injury news surfaced just before the game, and it will hold him out of at least Friday's contest. His next chance to return is Sunday against the Flyers, but his status should be updated at some point prior to the opening faceoff.

Mike Green D WAS 2 Months

Green picked up two assists in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Blues.

Green has been streaky lately, alternating multi-point efforts with being off the scoresheet entirely over the last seven games. His 31 points are among the league leaders on the blue line, and the 29-year-old is on pace to record his personal best season since his 76 point output in 2009-10.