Mike Green is scheduled this afternoon to undergo sports hernia surgery, a fairly common procedure in the hockey world.

Among those who have undergone the procedure at some point in their career (thanks to stats guru Neil Greenberg for the data) are Brooks Orpik, Michael Del Zotto, Danny Briere, Kris Versteeg and Ed Jovanovski, while Islanders netminder Rick DiPietro is scheduled to have the surgery this week.

Capitals assistant coach Dean Evason underwent the surgery during the 1998-99 season, the final year of his playing career, back when he was a member of Landshut EV in Germany.