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Matt Greene | Defenseman | #2

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 229
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (44) / EDM
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Matt Greene appears to be back in the lineup on Wednesday night.
Greene participated in line rushes alongside Kevin Gravel, while Tom Gilbert remained on the ice for extra work following the session. Greene hasn't been in the lineup since Nov. 23. Nov 30 - 4:40 PM

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Matt Greene will serve as a healthy scratch against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Through eight games so far this season the veteran defender has posted two points with six PIMs, eight blocks and 33 hits. Not too shabby for the 33-year-old Greene.
Nov 17 - 9:15 PM

Matt Greene will serve as a healthy scratch against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

This is his third straight game as a healthy scratch. The 33-year-old has a goal and an assist in eight games this season and he won't have any fantasy value going forward. The Kings will be without Anze Kopitar and Jeff Zatkoff tonight. Both players are out with injuries.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 15 - 9:00 PM

Matt Greene will play Sunday against Chicago.

The veteran defender is expected to pair with Derek Forbort to form the Kings' third defensive unit. Greene however has never been one to make much of an impact on the stat sheet, which continues to be true through his first two games of this season.
Oct 30 - 3:33 PM

Matt Greene will play Sunday against Chicago.

The veteran defender is expected to pair with Derek Forbort to form the Kings' third defensive unit. Greene however has never been one to make much of an impact on the stat sheet, which continues to be true through his first two games of this season.
Oct 30 - 3:33 PM

Matt Greene could be back in uniform Sunday for the Kings.

Greene has been a healthy scratch for most of the season but with the injury to Brayden McNabb, the Kings will toss Greene into the lineup unless they recall a defenseman from the AHL and go that way. Greene missed most of last season with a shoulder injury so he hasn't played a lot since April 2015.
Oct 30 - 7:11 AM

Matt Greene took part in Monday's exhibition contest, which was his first game since Oct. 13.

Greene was sidelined for most of the 2015-16 campaign due to a shoulder injury. He might play regularly on the third pairing if he stays healthy this season.
Sep 27 - 5:28 AM

Matt Greene was on buyout waivers on June 30 because the Kings were taking one last shot at signing Milan Lucic.

Obviously that didn't work out, but that explains why Greene was on buyout waivers only to be kept by the Kings. Los Angeles doesn't have much in the way of cap flexibility, so presumably they got to a point where they had sweetened Lucic's offer enough that they would need to then shed what they could of Greene's cap hit to compensate. Regardless, it now looks like Greene will be on the team at the start of the 2016-17 campaign.
Jul 4 - 4:44 AM

Matt Greene wasn't bought out by the Los Angeles Kings.

Greene was placed on waivers and it was believed that he would then be bought out if he cleared, but that ultimately wasn't the case. Perhaps the Kings were just keeping their options open and maybe Greene still won't end up starting the 2017-18 season with the team, but either way he's a member of their organization for now.
Jul 1 - 3:54 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have waived Matt Greene.

That sets the stage for Matt Greene to be bought out. It will save the Kings about $1.7 million for each of the next two seasons, but then cost Los Angeles about $833K in the two campaigns that follow. Greene was limited to just three games in 2016-17.
Jun 30 - 12:52 PM

Matt Greene (shoulder) participated in Wednesday's practice, but isn't close to being able to play.

"They’re doing me a favor right now of being out there. I think that’s basically the equivalent of riding the stationary bike," Greene said. "I’m just trying to get into shape, and I’m a long ways off of playing." The good news is that his elbow is feeling better after he recently underwent a minor procedure on it. He's been limited to three games this season due to a shoulder injury.
Mar 31 - 11:03 AM

Matt Greene had a minor procedure on his elbow.

However, this isn't considered to be a setback and it won't impact his timeline even though it has kept him off the ice lately. He had shoulder surgery on December 3 and isn't expected to return for the remainder of the regular season.
Mar 28 - 4:56 PM

Kings coach Darryl Sutter said that Matt Greene (shoulder) isn't expected to play before the end of the regular season.

Greene has resumed skating though, so perhaps he'll be available at some point during the Kings' playoff run. Greene last played on Oct. 13.
Mar 19 - 5:10 AM

Matt Greene skated on Friday for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery on December 3.

Greene has not played since October 13th and while he was projected not to play in the regular season, his appearance on the ice is encouraging. However, there is no timetable for his return.
Source: lakings.com
Mar 5 - 8:28 AM

Matt Greene (shoulder) will not return before the end of the regular season.

Greene is on the long-term injured reserve list and underwent surgery on December 3. He hasn't played since October 13th.
Jan 22 - 3:17 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Trevor Lewis
6Nic Dowd
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Dwight King
3Kyle Clifford
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Devin Setoguchi
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Tom Gilbert
7Derek Forbort
8Kevin Gravel
G1Peter Budaj
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Jonathan Quick