Green out again with groin injury


The Mike Green health watch is on again. The Capitals’ defenseman has aggravated his groin injury and won’t travel to Winnipeg for Saturday’s game against the Jets, per the Washington Post’s Katie Carrera.

“It’s concerning because of his past history,” head coach Adam Oates said, per “We need to really get this correct.”

Oates added: “It’s the type of injury where you think you’re good until you get truly bumped.”

Green was forced to miss three games with recurring groin issues before suiting up for back-to-back contests this week.

“I’m 100 percent and ready to go,” he declared Monday before playing 21:54 in a 3-0 victory over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He then played 22:14 in Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to Philadelphia.

In other Caps news, Braden Holtby will start in goal Saturday and forward Aaron Volpatti, claimed off waivers from Vancouver yesterday, will be in the lineup.