Mike Green did not practice Monday, but when he was walking around Kettler Capitals Iceplex, he had a pretty significant limp.
Green’s right foot appeared to be wrapped, though the defenseman said it was not a cast. He said he was doing OK.
“I’ll be fine,” he added.
Asked if he’s playing Thursday in Edmonton, Green’s response was: “We’ll see.”
His agent, Craig Oster, told The Washington Times that Green suffered a twisted ankle on the play in which he got hit in the face with the puck Saturday. Green told Oster that he expects to play.
“It’s a little bit swollen, but he thinks it’s fine,” Oster said.
Oster added that he doesn’t think it’s a severe injury, as long as no setbacks occur in the next few days.
Coach Bruce Boudreau said his maintenance day Monday was unrelated to taking the puck to the chin. It did seem odd that he had a day off after the whole team was off Sunday.
“He’s OK. He had a couple bumps and bruises from the last game,” Boudreau said. “We just decided with a couple days of practice still available to us, there’s no sense rushing him.”
With John Erskine still yet to be cleared for contact, the Caps are recalling Sean Collins from the Hershey Bears, his agent said in an email.
Jay Beagle, who was talking in movie phrases Sunday night according to Karl Alzner’s Twitter page, was also not on the ice. It’s the ninth straight practice day he has missed.