The Washington Times - January 3, 2012, 06:40PM

Mike Green’s back. And though he might be playing minutes akin to a fifth defenseman plus valuable power-play time, it’s a welcome sight for the Washington Capitals.

Green is set to at least start partnered with John Erskine; Dmitry Orlov will rotate in with the pairs.


With Alexander Semin out, the lines are all jumbled.

Here’s a look:

Alex Ovechkin - Brooks Laich - Troy Brouwer

Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Mike Knuble

Jason Chimera - Jeff Halpern - Joel Ward

Matt Hendricks - Jay Beagle - Rotating forward

Karl Alzner - John Carlson

Roman Hamrlik - Dennis Wideman

John Erskine - Mike Green

(Dmitry Orlov)