Mike Green RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Green's presence punches up Wings' blue line

    Detroit News "Mike Green stands out on the ice. A right-handed defenseman, deftly controlling a loose puck in front of his net and, in a blink, turning and moving up ice. A quick outlet pass up the right wing, and the “opposition” at the informal practice at Joe Louis Arena was hard-pressed in the sudden..." September 06

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Mike Green is heading DET on a three year deal. #TSN.

  • Green and Fehr decide on their future with the Caps

    CSN Washington "Defenseman Mike Green and center Eric Fehr will not be returning to the Capitals next season and will test the unrestricted free agent market on July 1, the agent for both players told CSNwashington.com on Thursday. “The Capitals have been open and transparent and honest and I think both..." June 25

  • Capitals' Mike Green leads NHL's free agent targets

    USA Today "The New York Rangers are trying to figure out how to beat Mike Green in the playoffs, while other NHL teams are trying to figure out how to persuade the Washington Capitals defenseman to join them. Offensive-minded Green is among the more intriguing players available in this summer's free agent..." May 06

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    Washington Capitals @washcaps

    With Mike Green back in the lineup, Barry Trotz says Cameron Schilling heads to Hershey. Andre Burakovsky will be recalled for #CapsStars.

  • McKenzie believes Capitals will trade Green before deadline

    Nichols on Hockey "“Well, those are some of the rumours out there. I hadn’t heard those personally myself. Although the Myers one, I know Anaheim is trying to get a defenseman. They would be one of a number of teams that have contacted the Buffalo Sabres. “The Habs talking to Washington about Mike Green, I don’t..." February 03

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    Chuck Gormley @ChuckGormleyCSN

    Mike Green not making the trip to Tampa. Will miss seventh straight game with upper body injury. #CapitalsTalk

  • Bob McKenzie: Caps' Green could be trade deadline rental

    Nichols on Hockey "On Mike Green as a possible trade target between now and the trade deadline: “Well, a lot of it depends on how the Caps are doing. I mean, if they’re a playoff team they may want to keep him around because he’s got a dynamic offensive element to his game, especially on the power play. “But,..." November 04

  • Mike Green out for Capitals’ season-opener vs. Montreal

    Washington Post "Capitals defenseman Mike Green will miss Thursday night’s season opener against Montreal with an upper-body injury, both he and Coach Barry Trotz confirmed at the team’s morning skate. During line rushes, Green paired with John Erskine, who will be a healthy scratch at Verizon Center, and spent..." October 09

  • Does Mike Green still fit in Capitals puzzle?

    CSN Washington "Just as Barry Trotz has visions of multiple forward line combinations dancing in his head, Capitals assistant coach Todd Reirden has a variety of defensive pairings he’d like to see once training camp rolls around in September. “It’s going to be a competitive situation,” Reirden said last week..." July 17

  • Mike Green appears best fit for Red Wings, who need a right-handed shooting defenseman

    Michigan Live "As soon as the Washington Capitals committed $11.25 million in salary cap space to free-agent defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik on July 1, Mike Green's fate seemingly was sealed. Green is destined to be traded. The Detroit Red Wings, desperately seeking a right-handed shooting..." July 08

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    Mike Green won’t make the trip, Oates said. Nor will Jack Hillen or Patrick Wey.

  • Green leaves Caps game with injury

    CSN Washington "Capitals defenseman Mike Green left Thursday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with an apparent head injury. After the game Capitals coach Adam Oates said Green would make the team's trip to Detroit and be re-evaluated on Friday. With 13:17 gone in the first period, Green, 28, was..." January 31

  • It’s time for the Washington Capitals to move defenseman Mike Green

    Washington Post "Something has to change. This is no longer about patience or seeing the rough times through during that annual regular season swoon before the Washington Capitals find themselves and their games just in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs. With each recent close loss or fall-flat night against..." January 25

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    Chuck Gormley @ChuckGormleyCSN

    #CapitalsTalk Adam Oates says Mike Green good to go vs. Montreal. Not sure about goalie but leaning toward Holtby.

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    Looks like Mike Green is out for #caps vs. Penguins tonight.

  • Green pain free, but will he face Penguins?

    CSN Washington "After missing two games with a lower body bruise, Capitals defenseman Mike Green said he skated pain-free on Tuesday, but coach Adam Oates seemed hesitant when asked if his top defenseman would be in the lineup Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins [8 p.m., NBCSN]. “He’s missed a lot..." November 19

  • Mike Green taking part in Capitals practice

    Washington Post "Defenseman Mike Green is on the ice with his teammates for practice for the first time in a week since suffering a lower-body contusion in Washington’s 4-3 overtime win against the Blue Jackets on Nov. 12. Green sat out the past two games. The Capitals placed Green on injured reserve Sunday..." November 19

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    Mike Green said he skated today with no discomfort. Game-time decision against Penguins. #Caps

  • Capitals place Green on IR, recall Orlov

    NHL.com "The Washington Capitals on Sunday placed defenseman Mike Green (lower body) on injured reserve and recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. Orlov, 22, is first among Hershey defensemen with eight points (two goals, six assists). He has 20 points..." November 18

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    Mike Green not at #Caps practice today. Team says he’s day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

  • Green: Ice in Baltimore ‘wasn’t very good’ during morning skate

    Washington Post "Walk into Baltimore Arena Tuesday and you’ll immediately notice a difference from two years ago in the temperature of the building which is much colder than it was for the inaugural Baltimore Hockey Classic. Aided by Mother Nature with a nice fall September day — the NWS is predicting a high..." September 17

  • Mike Green: ‘I’ve developed a lot’ since missing the cut for 2010 Olympics

    Washington Post "Four years ago Mike Green missed the cut for the Canadian Olympic team that went on to win the gold medal in Vancouver. He understood how strong a team Canada had in 2010 and says it wasn’t discouraging to not make the roster but rather a source of motivation. “They had a great team. I wasn’t..." August 27

  • Capitals’ Mike Green is finally returning to form

    Washington Post "On March 20, Mike Green sat in the visitors’ dressing room at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh after the Washington Capitals’ practice, insisting he was ready to play. He said he was ready to return from his latest malady — a nagging groin injury — stay in the lineup, and hopefully rediscover..." April 06

  • Adam Oates: Mike Green a game-time decision against Jets

    Washington Post "Mike Green said he will play Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets, but for the second straight day Coach Adam Oates expressed some caution and said the defenseman will be a game-time decision. Green has missed 10 straight games and 13 of the past 15 with a nagging groin injury and while his..." March 21

  • Mike Green skates, Philipp Grubauer practices with Capitals

    Washington Post "Mike Green made his first appearance on the ice since Feb. 27 at Philadelphia on Friday morning, when he worked out alone prior to the start of the Capitals’ full team practice. Green, 27, has missed six of the past eight games with a groin injury. Earlier this week the Capitals placed him on..." March 09

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    Katie Carrera @

    Caps have placed Mike Green on injured reserve. The earliest he would be eligible to return is March 7.

  • Mike Green not taking part in Capitals practice

    Washington Post "Mike Green isn’t on the ice Monday morning for Capitals practice making this the second straight workout he’s missed since aggravating a groin injury last week. Green, who did not travel with the team to Winnipeg, has missed four games with the groin injury and his continued absence from practice..." March 04

  • Mike Green aggravates groin injury, won’t travel to Winnipeg

    Washington Post "Mike Green didn’t skate Friday and he won’t be making the trip to Winnipeg with the Capitals this afternoon because he aggravated the groin injury that caused him to miss three games in February. “It’s obviously concerning because of his past history,” Coach Adam Oates said. “We need to really..." March 01

  • Mike Green not taking part in Caps’ practice

    Washington Post "The Capitals are back on the ice for practice Friday morning before traveling to Winnipeg in the afternoon, but they’re missing top defenseman Mike Green. Green missed three games from Feb. 17-23 with a groin-muscle injury but played in Washington’s back-to-back games earlier this week, skating..." March 01

  • Mike Green taking the cautious route: ‘Better I be safe than sorry’

    Washington Post "Mike Green took part in the Capitals’ entire practice Friday morning in Arlington, a day after he sat out a second straight game with a lower-body injury. Green took part in warm-ups Thursday night prior to Washington’s 3-2 loss to the Devils but ultimately decided that he wasn’t ready for game..." February 23

  • Mike Green’s status uncertain

    Washington Times "Mike Green reported progress Friday, but the injured Washington Capitals defenseman remained questionable for Saturday afternoon’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Green, who’s officially listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury, has missed the past two games. “You’ve got to play it..." February 23

  • Mike Green taking the cautious route: ‘Better I be safe than sorry’

    Washington Post "Mike Green took part in the Capitals’ entire practice Friday morning in Arlington, a day after he sat out a second straight game with a lower-body injury. Green took part in warm-ups Thursday night prior to Washington’s 3-2 loss to the Devils but ultimately decided that he wasn’t ready for game..." February 22

  • Mike Green skates briefly during Capitals practice

    Washington Post "Mike Green headed into the dressing room after taking part in the first 10 minutes of Capitals’ practice Wednesday morning in Arlington offering a discouraging sign about the defenseman’s health. Green, who missed Sunday’s 2-1 loss at the Rangers with a lower-body injury, skated for roughly a..." February 20

  • Caps' Green leaves practice with lower body injury

    CSN Washington "Capitals' defenseman Mike Green left Saturday’s practice early with a lower body injury and is questionable for Sunday’s game in New York against the Rangers, according to Capitals coach Adam Oates. “Just being precautious,” Oates said. Green will make the trip to New York and will likely..." February 17

  • Mike Green savors 'clarity' from new coaches

    Washington Post "The statement surprised Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, even as the words came out of his mouth Sunday. He just couldn't believe the "clarity" new assistant coach and former Washington defenseman Calle Johansson had been able to provide on just the first day of training camp. For..." January 15

  • Why Mike Green won't have another 70-point season

    Washington Post "The Capitals on Monday put their money on Mike Green being healthy for the foreseeable future, signing him to a three year, $18.25 million contract extension. Green is one of just two active defensemen (last year's Norris Trophy winner, Erik Karlsson, is the other) in the league to have registered..." July 18

  • Green transformed game after surgery

    Washington Times "Mike Green was the most prolific offensive defenseman in the NHL with back-to-back 70-point seasons starting in 2008-09. Now, he had gone 26 games without a goal, dating to Oct. 22. Yet he's playing top minutes for the Washington Capitals and is thriving. "I feel great," he said. "Probably..." April 17

  • Mike Green is getting used to playing in Capitals Coach Dale Hunter's system

    Washington Post "Frequent absences from the lineup have taken a toll on Mike Green's play this year, preventing him from developing consistency and prolonging his assimilation into the Washington Capitals' new system. But now that the 47 games he missed with injuries and a recent three-game suspension are..." March 22

  • Mike Green 'in a good state right now with the game'

    Washington Post "Roughly two weeks ago, Mike Green acknowledged that his return to the lineup wasn't as seamless as he might have liked. He compared himself to a robot then, saying that his timing and instincts on the ice weren't where he wanted them to be. On Monday in the Capitals' 5-3 win over Detroit,..." March 22

  • Caps' Mike Green says three-game suspension won't change the way he plays

    Washington Post "When Mike Green returns to the lineup, the Caps defenseman said he doesn't anticipate being more tentative because of the three-game suspension he finished serving Tuesday. He did, however, acknowledge that he'll likely use a little more discretion when delivering hits. Green was banned last..." March 15

  • Mike Green discusses his three-game suspension

    Washington Post "Mike Green spoke with reporters during the second intermission of Saturday's game about the three-game suspension he received from the NHL for an illegal check to the head on Lightning forward Brett Connolly. A full transcript of his comments follows. Your reaction to the..." March 11

  • Mike Green suspended for 3 games

    Washington Times "The Washington Capitals have already played 47 games without Mike Green. Now they'll have to play three more, as the defenseman was suspended three games by the NHL on Friday for a shot to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brett Connolly. Green will miss Saturday's game at the Boston..." March 10

  • Timing is everything as Mike Green struggles to find offense

    Washington Times "Nicklas Backstrom is the biggest missing piece for the Washington Capitals. Their chances of making the playoffs have eroded as the offense that runs through the center has hit a dam in his absence. But defenseman Mike Green's return to the lineup last month was supposed to spark something,..." March 08

  • Mike Green: 'I haven't felt like this for a long time'

    Washington Post "Mike Green was on the ice for another lengthy workout Tuesday, taking part in an optional skate for roughly 45 minutes at KCI as he continues taking steps toward a return to the lineup. Green has appeared in only 10 games this season because of various injuries, but following his workout the..." February 15

  • Caps' Green makes progress by skating after sports hernia surgery

    Washington Times "Mike Green is still some time away from returning to game action for the Washington Capitals. Sports hernia surgery on Jan. 17 ensured the defenseman would be out four to six more weeks after missing much of the season with nagging injuries. But this week Green made a big first step toward..." February 03

  • Capitals assistant Evason on what Mike Green can expect after sports hernia surgery

    Washington Post "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..." January 18

  • No timetable for Nicklas Backstrom or Mike Green to return

    Washington Post "Aside from the news about the 2012 NHL All-Star roster, it was a relatively quiet day at KCI on Thursday as the Capitals held an optional on-ice workout. With the team in a strenuous stretch of games nearly every other day leading up to the all-star break Jan. 26-30, only a handful of players..." January 13

  • Capitals willing to wait for ailing Green to heal

    Washington Times "It fell apart for the Washington Capitals under Bruce Boudreau when defenseman Mike Green hurt his ankle and couldn't play. Ex-assistant coach Bob Woods said Green's absence "disrupted" the team's success, and Boudreau had a tough time explaining how one injury contributed so heavily to his..." December 13

  • Committee approach working as Capitals' defense awaits Green's return

    Washington Times "On and off the ice, putting varying degrees of pressure on his injured right ankle, Mike Green doesn't look comfortable. "It's just one of those things with the ankles and your skate," he said. "If I cant skate, I can't play." Green's level of skating hasn't been consistent this week, and..." November 04