• Expected to return Friday

    News: Mike Green is expected to return Friday against Toronto after missing the previous four preseason games with a groin injury.
    Analysis: Evidently the injury was not serious, as the Wings likely wouldn't press him into a preseason game otherwise. Defenseman Danny DeKeyser sustained a lower leg injury Wednesday, and it's been reported that Mike Green is likely to skate with Kyle Quincey, forming the second pair on the blue line.
  • Likely to lace up for Friday's contest

    News: Mike Green, who has been dealing with a groin injury, skated Tuesday and is likely to play Friday against the Maple Leafs, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
    Analysis: It appears that Mike Green can now focus on the regular season, where he'll look to continue the success from last year when he logged a plus-15 rating, 10 goals and 35 helpers with the Capitals. He should be a top-pairing defenseman in his first season for the Winged Wheel.
  • Wings' Green Returns To Practice

    News: Mike Green (groin) returned to practice on Monday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
    Analysis: The ailment was never believed to be serious, but it's good to see Mike Green back at practice nonetheless. The Wings have three preseason contests remaining on the schedule, so Green should get an opportunity to shake off any rust he may have gathered while sidelined in those exhibitions. The 29-year-old is expected to serve as a top-four defenseman for Detroit this season.
  • Red Wings, Green Reach Three-Year Deal

    News: Mike Green signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Red Wings on Thursday, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports.
    Analysis: In need of some more offensive ability from the right side of their defense, the Red Wings decided to make a run at Mike Green, who is perhaps the most accomplished scorer of all the free-agent blueliners. Though injuries have slowed his production in recent years, Green stayed relatively healthy with the Capitals in 2014-15, playing 72 games and tallying 10 goals and 45 points. He saw his ice time decline in Washington as a result of last summer's signing of Matt Niskanen, but the Red Wings should have no trouble clearing out a regular role for Green on their second pairing. He's also a candidate to see time on the second-unit power play, which should help aid him to another 40-point season.
  • Green Will Not Return to Capitals Next Season

    News: Mike Green will not return to the Capitals next season, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
    Analysis: Mike Green will test the market when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He will likely be in for a pretty big payday, as the 29-year-old defender has been a solid offensive contributor throughout his NHL career. He tallied 45 points in 72 games with Washington last season, and will likely go to a team with cap room to spare looking for a boost in offensive production from the blue line.
  • Caps' Green Gathers Two Points In Win

    News: Mike Green factored into both goals -- scoring one and assist on the other in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.
    Analysis: Mike Green's been on a great stretch lately, collecting five points in his last four contests and potting four goals in his last six. Despite the recent flurry of scoring, the 29-year-old's 10 goals mark just the second time in the past five seasons that he's hit double digits in that department, but he's been able to maintain a solid point pace overall as he's tacked on 35 assists in 70 games.
  • Caps' Green Breaks out With Big Night

    News: Mike Green scored his eighth goal, assisted on another and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Carolina.
    Analysis: Mike Green had managed just two points in his last eight games preceding Tuesday's action, but he's had a terrific campaign on the whole, with 42 points in 67 contests. For the second straight year, though, his goal-scoring has fallen off dramatically from its once-lofty heights. Despite the fact that he's still short of 30 years old, it looks like the injuries Green's suffered over the course of his career have sapped his shooting skills a bit and led the Caps to protect him by limiting his ice time, which is easily at its lowest average since his rookie season.
  • Mike Green: Scores In Saturday's Loss

    News: Mike Green netted a goal in Washington's 4-3 loss to the Predators on Saturday.
    Analysis: Mike 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.
  • Caps' Green Back In Friday

    News: Mike Green (upper body) has been cleared to play Friday against the Stars.
    Analysis: Mike 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.
  • Caps' Green Possible To Play Friday

    News: Head coach Barry Trotz indicated Mike Green (upper body) is a possibility for Friday's game against Dallas, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Mike Green missed Wednesday's game with the ailment, but practiced without incident on Thursday as a member of the Caps' fourth defensive pairing. 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 2009-10 with five goals and 28 points (16 on the power play) in 58 games thus far.