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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 (back) is on the injured reserve list.
The move is presumably retroactive to Jan. 16, so Greene can be activated whenever he's healthy. He has a goal and an assist in 26 games this season. Jan 30 - 5:44 PM

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Unfortunately, Matt Greene is still recovering from a few "lingering" injuries.

Chief among them is an unspecified back ailment. Greene has suited up just three times since the calendar turned to 2017, and not since Jan. 16th. He is considered day-to-day for now.
Jan 22 - 2:16 PM

Matt Greene, Tom Gilbert and Andy Andreoff will be scratched against the Jets on Saturday.

The long-time Kings defender has posted 19 PIMs and 68 hits in 25 games so far this season. Meanwhile Andreoff has posted 22 PIMs and 29 hits in 15 games so far this season.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 14 - 9:59 PM

Matt Greene, Tom Gilbert and Andy Andreoff will be scratched against the Red Wings on Thursday.

Of the three Greene has played the most games at 23, he's posted 19 PIMs, 24 blocks and 68 hits in that time. Meanwhile Gilbert has five points with 27 blocks in 17 games. Andreoff 22 PIMs and 29 hits over 15 games thus far.
Jan 5 - 8:47 PM

Matt Greene, Tom Gilbert and Andy Andreoff will be scratched against the Sharks on Saturday.

Greene has posted 19 PIMs with 24 blocks and 68 hits. Gilbert has five points with 27 blocks in 17 games. While Andreoff 22 PIMs and 29 hits over 15 games thus far.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 08:37:00 PM

Matt Greene is a healthy scratch Thursday night.

Greene played in the Kings' previous two games. He has a goal and an assist in 23 contests in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:17:00 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 04:40:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 09:15:00 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
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 09:00:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 03:33:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 03:33:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 07:11:00 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.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 05:28:00 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.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 04:44:00 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.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 03:54:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Trevor Lewis
6Nic Dowd
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Kyle Clifford
3Adrian Kempe
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jarome Iginla
5Jordan Nolan
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Derek Forbort
7Kevin Gravel
8Paul LaDue
G1Jonathan Quick
2Ben Bishop