Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Green Out, Schultz Up

Per Tarik, Mike Green is out indefinitely (x-rays negative) and Jeff Schultz has been recalled to take his spot in the lineup. This must be doubly painful for Green, who had been selected to play in next week's YoungStars game and now, in all likelihood, will not.

On a side note, that makes three defensemen now out with broken and/or bruised feet (John Erskine and Bryan Muir being the others). Coincidence? Poor shot-blocking technique? Not drinking enough milk?

5 comments:

Fauxrumors said...

1) Some teams have a flu epidemic, the caps have a foot fracture epidemic.
2) Can't recall a string of like-injuies happening over such a short period in recent memory

Rage said...

1) I'm fauxrumors and love numbering my comments.
2) Re: Mike Green. Fudge.

3 Grumpy Caps fans said...

Well, I can tell you Green's technique was off when he took the shot last night. Skates have hard capped toes and the shin pads cover almost down to the ankle, so the idea is to keep straight and take it off the toe cap or the shin pad. Of course, it's hard to move and keep your skate pointed in one direction, especially when a guy's cranking a 100 mph slapper right in front of you...

Fauxrumors said...

1) Hey there Rage, surprised you could count that high!
2) LOL

The Dope said...

All of the injuries remind me when Stan Wong (former Caps trainer) came under the microscope for all of the Caps injuries in the late 90s and was eventually fired. He (Stan) was regularly mentioned in the Washington Post as the man games lost to injury mounted. First time I ever remember hearing a trainer mentioned outside of a trip to help an injured player on the ice. I found the link for anyone who is nostalgic.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hockey/nhl/preview/team_preview/was_preview/