Mike Green and Coach Barry Trotz hope the defenseman can return for this weekend's road opener at Boston.
Jay Beagle was still absent, though Green, Latta and Schmidt all expressed hope in returning for the preseason finale.
So far, no discussions have taken place about putting Dmitry Orlov and Tom Wilson on early-season injured reserve.
Upper body injury keeps Green out of practice for second straight day.
A look at the Capitals' blueliners.
Checking in with the walking wounded.
Defenseman is out with "upper body injury" for final two road games of the season
The defenseman didn't return to the game after suffering an injury in the first period.
Notes and observations from the Capitals' win over Vancouver.
Notes and observations from the loss to the Flyers.