|Mike Green perfecting how to skate like Eric Lindros|
Earlier in the week the Capitals announced that Green would be out of action once again, this time for 4-6 weeks with abdominal surgery. Green has been struggling with injuries all season including an ankle injury to start and a groin injury that kept him out even longer. When you toss in taking a puck to the head and a big hit that put him out last season you can see the last two years for Green have just been a mess and you can't help but feel sorry for the guy. But things could be looking up for him.
Green is in the last year of his contract and becomes a restricted free agent at the end of the season. The Captials will have to give him a $5M a season qualifying offer to keep his rights. You can bet Green will be looking for a long term deal and with his back-to-back 70 point seasons just a few years ago his agent will have something to bargain with.
It will be interesting to see what Captials GM George McPhee does this offseason. I can't see the Capitals dealing Green, but I also can't see them giving him a long term contract with the injuries he has had the past two seasons. Either way, Mike Green should be able to buy a fleet of scooters this offseason with a new contract.