Mike Green is in the final year of a three-year, $18 million contract, but the pending unrestricted free agent may not finish the season in Detroit. With the Red Wings likely to be sellers at the trade deadline, the team could deal the veteran defenseman to a playoff team and start collecting picks and prospects for a rebuild.
The Capitals, who are in need of help on the backline, have been rumored to have interest in a MG52 reunion. Alex Ovechkin even floated this quote during All-Star Weekend: “It’s nice if [Green] would be back in Washington, but I don’t know if it’s possible or not so we’ll see.”
Adding another wrinkle to a possible reunion is the news that Green bought a home in Washington DC over the offseason. The family has been renting a place during their time in Detroit.