Capitals News: Mike Green Addresses "Uncertainty" Surrounding His Upcoming Free Agency

The Washington Capitals have a huge decision to make in regards to defenseman Mike Green and his upcoming free agency. It's unlikely the Caps can afford him at his 2014-15 price ($6 million or so), and he's likely to find that or more for a more pronounced role elsewhere.

But, that doesn't necessarily mean Green is looking for greener pastures.

“It’s hard to think that the uncertainty of this summer and what might happen, is probably a little scary at times for myself to think that anything can happen,” he said. “I’ve got to thank Washington for everything, up until this point. It’s been quite the journey and we’ll see what happens.”

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Green has said before that the prospect of leaving the Caps scares "the hell" out of him, but he is intrigued by the possibility of landing in a top-two defensive pairing -- be it elsewhere or in Washington.

“I want to play a significant role, and whatever that is, I take pride in whatever my role is on the team,” Green said. “I feel I can play top-two [pair] for sure. This year I was paired on the third line and I took pride in every time I went on the ice, to do my best and contribute to the team, just like every other player did in the dressing room. Yeah, I think that could come into play, and we’ll see what happens.”

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