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Topic - Defensemen Mike Green
With Cameron Schilling joining Tomas Kundratek and Steve Oleksy in the lineup, half the Caps' defense corps was with Hershey when the NHL season began.
Alex Ovechkin was back on the ice, skating through Monday's practice in a light blue jersey that looked more suitable for Chapel Hill than the nation's capital. He was done with the week off he needed to heal an undisclosed injury and pronounced himself "ready to go," possibly as soon as Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
"Try and play through it, but you're only so effective then and then you're not playing your best game and possibly hurting your team," he said. "So that's why I decided to take some time off and get it 100 percent."
"Coming along here," Green said. "Still a little bit of a ways away, but at least I'm back on the ice."