Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/12/12

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New York Rangers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 2-1 and lead the series 3 games to 1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Washington Capitals have placed defenseman Mike Green on long-term injury reserve with a groin injury. The move allows the club to get relief of his $5.25 million deal. He is eligible to return Feb. 1. Green was hurt on Nov. 11 against the New Jersey Devils. He appeared in a pair of games last week but apparently was not fully recovered. Green has 82 goals and 168 assists in 376 career games.
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