Former Capital Mike Green opts out of playoffs due to ‘uncertainties surrounding COVID-19’ and ‘deeply personal family health reasons’
Former Capital Mike Green was one of seven players who opted out of the 24-team playoff due to COVID-19 concerns on Friday and Saturday. Green, a two-time Norris Trophy finalist earlier in his career, was acquired by the Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline from the Detroit Red Wings. The Oilers will play the Chicago Blackhawks in a best-of-five play-in series.
“Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and after much consideration, I’ve decided for deeply personal family health reasons, not to participate in the return to play,” Green said in a statement.