Agent: Mike Green not returning to Capitals

Mike Green sends Kings defenceman Kyle Clifford flying into the Washington bench with a massive hit.

Mike Green’s time with the Washington Capitals is coming to an end.

According to Capitals insider Chuck Gormley of Comcast Sportsnet, Green’s agent, Craig Oster, said the veteran blueliner won’t be returning to the Capitals next season.

Capitals centre Eric Fehr, whom Oster also represents, won’t be back with Washington either.

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“At the end of the day, it’s a decision by them as to how they make their best team and based on all the factors it wasn’t going to work out for Mike or Eric or the organization and both sides will continue to move on,” Oster said.

Both men are slated to become unrestricted free agents on July 1.

Green, 29, was drafted 29th overall by the Capitals in 2004 and for several years was considered the NHL’s premier offensive defenceman.

In the last eight seasons, only Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks has more points than Green among defencemen — Keith has played 603 games during that time period compared to Green’s 483.

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