Mike Green D WAS 2 Months

Green was active in Thursday's overtime loss to the Flyers, assisting on both Washington goals (one on the power play) and putting a season-high six shots on net in just 17:40 of ice time.

Green has been a master assistant of late, with six helpers in his last five games, though goals have been a bit harder to come by, as he has just one in the last 27 contests. Still, if he can sustain this level of play on the offensive end of things -- and maintain his health -- Green will be one of the more valuable fantasy defensemen out there.

Mike Green D WAS 2 Months

Green captured two assists in Thursday's win over the Blackhawks in the annual Winter Classic.

After setting up Alex Ovechkin's first-period tally that gave the Capitals an early 2-0 lead, Green also picked up a secondary helper on Troy Brouwer's game-winner in the final minute. Though he's playing less minutes these days, Green still remains an excellent source of offense from the blue line. He's notched four goals and 16 assists over 29 games.

Mike Green D WAS 2 Months

Green dished out a pair of assists in Monday's 2-1 win over the Senators.

Green has been on fire lately with five points in his last three games. He's now got 17 points (four goals) through 25 games after suffering a lower body injury earlier in the season. If the 29-year-old can stay healthy, he should be able to surpass the 40-point mark.

Mike Green D WAS 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.