The Washington Times - December 28, 2011, 10:21AM

Mike Green and Jay Beagle took part in yet another practice Wednesday, looking more and more ready to jump into the Washington Capitals lineup. But at least Green will not face the New York Rangers.

Green (right groin strain) is expected to miss his 21st straight game. It’s a possibility he will return this weekend, though there are no certainties about that.

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Beagle said he was not in the lineup, but with Mathieu Perreault taking part in the traditional scratches skate, that’s up in the air.

Here are the lines from the Caps’ morning skate:

Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Alexander Semin

Marcus Johansson - Jeff Halpern - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Brooks Laich - Joel Ward

Matt Hendricks - Mathieu Perreault - Mike Knuble

Jeff Schultz appears to be in line for another healthy scratch.