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11-12-2011, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Gone View Post
Mike Green wonít play Saturday against Devils

By Katie Carrera

"Defenseman Mike Green will not play at Verizon Center in the second of back-to-back games against the New Jersey Devils, Coach Bruce Boudreau said Saturday morning.

Green made an abbreviated return to the Washington lineup Friday night, but played only 7 minutes and 10 seconds against the Devils before heading off to the dressing room with an apparent lower body injury.

The defenseman was hit late in the first period by New Jersey forward Ryan Carter. It was an awkward play with Green pinned to the corner boards and Carterís knee appeared to collide with the two-time Norris Trophy finalistís left leg."

I donít see this ever changing for Green. He is a smallish finesse defenseman. That gets pounded by the for check none stop. And he has made it clear that he does not play well banged up. And he cannot stay on the ice. He will forever be a target.
We will never be able to count on him to stay on the ice. If he canít stay on the ice now. He will never make it in the playoffs.
He's just had a tough run of injuries. In the NFL the Raiders felt the same way about Charles Woodson and his injuries (and salary demands) and then they stopped and he was a dominant player again later in his career. Understand the frustration but the Caps need him and have to hope he stays healthy and he will turn it around.

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