Capitals ink Green to extension

Defenceman Mike Green signed a new three-year contract extension with the Capitals. (Jim Wells/QMI...

Defenceman Mike Green signed a new three-year contract extension with the Capitals. (Jim Wells/QMI Agency/Files)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:55 PM ET

Defenceman Mike Green, coming off two injury-plagued seasons, signed a three-year, $18.25-million contract extension Monday with the Washington Capitals

When healthy Green, 26, has been one of the NHL's top offensive-minded defencemen. But he had just three goals and four assists in 32 games this past season and eight goals and 16 assists in 49 games in 2010-11.

"It was a long process," Green said during a media conference call Monday. "Negotiations started early in the year, but with the setback of the injury we were going to wait. Things got pushed back. I obviously wanted to be in Washington and they wanted me back, so there was time to wait. But I'm glad it's done now."

Green has 82 goals and 169 assists in 398 career games, all with the Capitals.


Videos

Photos