Mike Green reported progress Friday, but the injured Washington Capitals defenseman remained questionable for Saturday afternoon’s game against the New Jersey Devils.

Green, who’s officially listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury, has missed the past two games.

“You’ve got to play it smart,” Green said. “It’s better I be safe than sorry and be out for longer. We’ve done this right, we’ve done the necessary steps and I feel good. So it’s been a quick turnaround.”

Quick enough to allow him to play Saturday remains to be seen. Even if the Caps need him, they understand Green rushing back could have negative long-term ramifications.