Green’s sta­tus un­clear

The Washington Post Sunday - - NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE - — Katie Car­rera

De­fense­man Mike Green is ques­tion­able for Sun­day’s game at the New York Rangers be­cause of a lower-body in­jury, ac­cord­ing to Cap­i­tals Coach Adam Oates.

Green, who skated for roughly 15 min­utes Satur­day morn­ing, was to make the trip to New York with the team but it was un­clear whether he would be ready to play in the 6 p.m. game at Madi­son Square Garden.

“I hope so, we’ll see,” Oates said when asked whether Green would be avail­able. “Just be­ing pre­cau­tious.”

Oates said if Green isn’t able to suit up that veteran Tom Poti, who last played Feb. 5 against Toronto, would likely take his place in the lineup.

Green played 25 min­utes 34 sec­onds in Washington’s 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on Thurs­day. That is on par with his usual ice time, so it’s un­clear when he suf­fered the in­jury.

Green, 27, has been ham­pered by shoul­der prob­lems, con­cus­sions and an an­kle in­jury, and last sea­son he missed 44 games when a groin strain led to a tear in his ab­domen and ul­ti­mately re­quired surgery.

In an­other in­jury up­date, Oates said Mar­cus Jo­hans­son skated Fri­day, but there re­mains no timetable for the cen­ter’s re­cov­ery. Jo­hans­son was not on the ice Satur­day and will not travel with the team to New York.

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