Former Capitals defenseman Mike Green will see the 2018-19 season end the way it began.
Thursday, the Detroit Red Wings announced that Greenie will be out for the rest of the season due to a virus.
According to the club, Green’s virus is the same one that caused him to miss the first nine games of the regular season.
View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Mikegreen25 (@mikegreen25) on
“The doctor has suggested several weeks of complete rest to deal with it, so he’ll be out for the season,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “From what we understand, the complete rest should take care of it. This shouldn’t be something that keeps coming back.”
In September, the Red Wings first made public Green’s battle with an infectious disease.
“He’s not available right now,” Blashill said during the preseason. “He’s got a virus that attacked his liver, so he’s seeing an infectious disease person today and we should know more here in the next little bit. I don’t know how long he’s going to be out. I don’t know the totality of it.”
GM Ken Holland added that Green “hasn’t had a lot of energy.”
Green finished the season with five goals and 26 points in 43 games. He also skated 21:41 per game, second most on Detroit.
We wish him the best in his recovery.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.