Caps re-sign Mike Green for 3 years

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Mike Green to

a three-year contract.

Green, who played in just 32 games because of injuries last

season, will receive $6 million annually for the next two seasons

and $6.25 million in the 2014-15 season.

Sidelined by a groin injury and abdominal surgery, he had seven

points during the regular season, but finally healthy in the

playoffs, Green added four points in 14 games.

The 26-year-old has 251 points, 82 goals, 169 assists in 298

games. Green ranks fourth in points among defensemen and was chosen

for the NHL All-Star team in 2010-11.

The Capitals announced the deal Monday.