Updated, 1:55 p.m.: Mike Green twisted his ankle against the Detroit Red Wings Saturday night, according to his agent, Craig Oster.
Apparently, the injury occurred on the same play as when he was hit in the jaw by the puck, but Green continued to play on the twisted ankle for the rest of the contest. When the defenseman took the skate off, though, his ankle swelled, Oster said.
“It was still swollen today, so he stayed off the ice,” Oster said, adding that he was optimistic Green would play on Thursday in Edmonton.
Original post: Mike Green was walking with a rather severe limp Monday afternoon at KCI when he joined fellow players for a photoshoot with their dogs for a project with the Washington Animal Rescue League.
Green’s right foot was wrapped and while the defenseman said he wasn’t wearing a cast, it certainly didn’t look good. Asked if he would play Thursday in Edmonton, Green said, “We’ll see.”
Green missed what was a lengthy practice Monday morning, which is unusual following an off day.
Before Green emerged from the dressing room, Coach Bruce Boudreau said the defenseman had some “bumps and bruises” that were unrelated to the shot he took off the jaw and needed stitches for on Saturday against the Red Wings.
“He’s okay,” Boudreau said. “He had a couple bumps and bruises from the last game. We just decided with a couple days of practice available to us there’s no sense rushing it.”