Over his illustrious career, Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green has often put himself in a vulnerable position on the ice; hence his history of injury. On Saturday night, Green left the game in the third period after suffering what the Caps PR called an upper-body injury.
#Caps Mike Green sustained an upper body injury and will not return to tonight's game. He is listed as day-to-day.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 23, 2014
Green likely got injured in the first period, after putting his head down in neutral and absorbing a hip check by 6’4″ defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.