The Washington Capitals stunk in the first period of their road game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but the damage was just one goal against. And then Mike Green went down.
Columbus’ Boone Jenner skated with Mike Green behind the Capitals net. Jenner shoved Green off balance as they crossed the red line and Green crashed awkwardly into the corner boards. That wasn’t so bad, but Jenner came crashing in after him, smearing Green’s head and neck into the glass.
GIF by Hana Imiolczyk
Green laid like a pile of laundry on the ice for a good long moment before returning to the bench. After a short skate during a timeout, Green retreated for the locker room.
This is a disaster.
#Caps Mike Green (upper body) return to tonight's game is questionable.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 31, 2014