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Groin Issue A Problem For Mike Green

via Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington,

Mike Green’s comeback from a significant groin tear may be short-lived.

Green pulled himself out of Saturday night’s 5-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks after taking just nine shifts for 7:11 of ice time. Green took just two shifts in the second period and did not report to the bench for the third period.

After the game Capitals coach Dale Hunter told reporters that Green’s groin tightened up in the second period and that’s why he was taken out of the game. He’ll be evaluated again on Sunday.

Green sent up a few red flags last week when he told reporters not to expect too much from him when he returned to the lineup after missing nearly two months with a groin injury.

Back then, Green talked about having to alter his skating stride to compensate for the torn groin he suffered back on Nov. 11.

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