The Washington Times - October 26, 2011, 03:02PM

EDMONTON, Alberta | Optimism about Mike Green’s twisted right ankle doesn’t seem so prevalent anymore.

With the defenseman again missing Capitals practice, coach Bruce Boudreau seemed resigned to not having Green on Thursday night against the Oilers.

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“It doesn’t look good for tomorrow. He didn’t go on the ice today,” Boudreau said. “He’s on the trip, and he’s going to skate [Thursday morning], so let’s hope for the best.”

Sean Collins is expected to make his season debut in place of Green, playing alongside Jeff Schultz.