Mike Green


When the Capitals look back on why they missed the playoffs this season, many critics will point to their captain being one of the NHL’s worst defensive forwards.


Mike Green will be sidelined for the Capitals upcoming games due to an upper body injury.


If the Capitals are going to find a way to get into the playoffs for a seventh straight season they are going to need to do it without defenseman Mike Green.


If the Capitals are to overcome a four point deficit and somehow clinch a seventh straight playoff berth, they may be forced to do so without their most experienced defenseman.


News and notes as the Capitals [34-27-12, 80 points] take on the Boston Bruins [50-17-6, 106 points] today at 12:30 p.m. at Verizon Center: