Mike Green will miss his second game tonight since suffering a concussion against Columbus last Thursday and, according to Caps head coach Adam Oates, it’s unlikely Green will return before the NHL’s Olympic break on Feb. 9.
“It looks that way,” Oates said, per CSN Washington. “I can’t guarantee it, but it looks that way.”
Green suffered a concussion when his head was checked into the glass by Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner. Green said he felt better than expected when he practiced Saturday, but sat out Sunday’s game against the Red Wings and left the ice after 10 minutes on Monday.
Green missed the final 20 games of the 2010-11 regular season with a concussion and Oates said it’s important that doesn’t happen again.
Here’s the Jenner hit:
The Caps take on the Isles tonight, then have two games remaining before the break — Thursday against Winnipeg and Saturday against New Jersey. Green has already missed three games this season with a lower-body injury.