It appears Capitals defenseman Mike Green will have an additional three weeks to recover from the concussion he suffered in Columbus Thursday night.
Aside from defenseman Jack Hillen’s broken leg, the Capitals have been pretty healthy this season.
When Mike Green went down with a head injury in the first period of Thursday night’s 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, Adam Oates knew defenseman John Carlson would see a bump in ice time.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green sat out the final 20 games of the 2010-11 regular season with a concussion, so he understands as well as anyone the dangers of returning to the lineup too early.
Washington travels to Detroit in pursuit of their third win in four games when they face the Red Wings. Coverage begins on CSN at 7 p.m.