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Mike Green | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Green (groin) is expected to play on Friday.
Green has been kept out of four straight preseason games. Under normal circumstances, he would likely be paired up with Danny DeKeyser on Friday, but DeKeyser is out with a leg injury. Instead, Green will probably be paired up with Kyle Quincey. Oct 1 - 5:59 PM

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Mike Green (groin) is expected to play in a preseason game this week.

He skated briefly on Monday and could be in the lineup for Friday's exhibition game against Toronto.
Sep 29 - 11:01 AM

Mike Green will likely not play against the Bruins Saturday night as he is nursing a groin injury.

We don't usually report on minor injuries during the early days of training camp, but with Green we will make an exception. Despite his obvious talent and upside on the Detroit power play, Green is injury prone and we wanted to take this opportunity to remind those in fantasy pools of this. He is susceptible to groin injuries and misses 10-20 games a season for a variety of health reasons. Bear this in mind on draft day.
Sep 26 - 9:16 AM

Mike Green has fit in nicely with the Red Wings so far.

He said the transition was easy because of the leadership that the team has and the success that the organization has achieved because of it. Coach Jeff Blashill is glad to have Green in the fold as well. "He's got elite skill," Blashill said. "It's one thing to be an offensive defenseman and have good offensive skill, he's got elite offensive skill. The right shot has been talked about lots over the years. I think more importantly than the right shot is the skill set he brings. It's going to be fun to watch." He is going to be paired with Danny DeKeyser and will see plenty of power-play time.
Sep 23 - 6:44 PM

It seems like Mike Green is aware that he's a pretty rare commodity for the Detroit Red Wings as a blueliner who shoots (and maybe more importantly, passes) right-handed.

Green mentioned to that the Washington Capitals would run specific plays/strategies to take advantage of the Red Wings' deficit in that regard, so he'll do his "best to move the puck and get it into the forwards' hands."
Sep 5 - 3:30 PM

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill referred to Mike Green as "my kind of player."

Blashill was talking about Green's puck moving ability, which is something he looks for in a blueliner. "The best defense is getting back the puck and moving it out of your zone. And I think he does that very, very well," Blashill said. Green is projected to play a big role with the Red Wings next season and should get over 40 points in 2015-16 as long as he stays relatively healthy.
Jul 27 - 9:32 AM

The Red Wings have signed UFA rearguard Mike Green to a three-year deal, $18 million.

Even though he can't stay healthy for a prolonged period of time and has defensive shortcomings, Green is still a very valuable NHL defenseman. He is even more valuable as a fantasy player due to his scoring capability and his ability to run a power play. We see Green as a nice fit for the Red Wings as he is provides a much-needed right-handed shot from the point and wouldn't be surprised if he averages .65 points per game. The question is, how many games will he play?
Jul 1 - 3:58 PM

Mike Green's time as a Washington Capital appears to be over.

As agent Craig Oster tells it, "It’s a function of where the Capitals are as an organization, changes that have been made there and the salary cap as to why they weren’t in a position to do much more than they were." Simply put, Mike Green's price tag of $6.083M per season combined with his lack foot speed, defensive reliability, and mediocre offensive production since his back-to-back 70+ point seasons from 2008-10 are why Green will have a new home come October. That being said, he'll have just turned 30 years old by the time the season starts.
Jun 25 - 5:28 PM

Mike Green had only two points in 14 playoff games this season.

The unrestricted free agent to be could not find the back of the net in the post-season but did manage 10 goals and 35 assists in the regular season. He will need to take a cut in pay from the $6.25 million he took home in 2014-15 if he wants to remain a Washington Capital.
Jun 7 - 8:55 AM

Washington GM Brian MacLellan admitted that re-signing Mike Green is "probably going to be a little complicated."

Green was Washington's highest-paid defenseman last season at just over $6 million, but he had a diminished role after Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik were added to the equation. He slipped to fifth among the team's blueliners in average ice time per game (19:06) but he remained the Capitals' top option for power-play situations. Green recorded 10 goals and 45 points in 72 games last year, but he may have to take a significant pay cut to stay in Washington. We would expect him to test the market because he could probably land a much better contract elsewhere, but a return to the Caps shouldn't be completely ruled out.
May 27 - 12:32 PM

Mike Green, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent, says that for him it's about winning a championship and not the money.

Obviously everyone will take a statement like that with a grain of salt. After all, if winning a championship was his only concern, then he could take the league minimum on a team he's confident will spend to the cap to maximize the kind of team they can build around him. That being said, we can take this to mean that he'll be looking to sign with a contender, even if he could earn a bit more with a rebuilding squad.
May 15 - 4:31 PM

Mike Green had an assist in a 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

Green now has two points in three playoff contests. He's looking to build off of his best campaign in years as he scored 10 goals and 45 points in 72 regular season contests.
Apr 20 - 10:16 AM

Mike Green was in on both of Washington's goals in the Capitals' important 2-1 victory Sunday over the Red Wings in Detroit.

The veteran defenseman picked up his 35th assist of the season on the game's opening goal, scored at 3:39 of the first period by Evgeny Kuznetsov. It was a power-play goal and Kuznetsov's 11th of the season. Green then made it 2-0 at 4:42 of the second period with his 10th goal of the season. Superstar Alex Ovechkin grabbed an assist on Green's goal, his 28th assist of the season. With the win, the Caps moved closer to toward clinching a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Washington (44-25-11), second in the Metropolitan Division, one point ahead of the New York Islanders, will clinch if the Ottawa Senators lose to the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday night.
Apr 5 - 8:01 PM

Mike Green (upper body) has confirmed that he'll be back in the Capitals' lineup on Friday.

Green missed Wednesday's game due to the ailment. He has five goals and 38 points in 58 contests this season. Cameron Schilling is being returned to the minors as a result of Green's return.
Mar 13 - 11:29 AM

Mike Green (upper body) might be able to return on Friday.

Green missed Wednesday's game due to the ailment. He has five goals and 38 contests in 58 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 12 - 4:35 PM

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