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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 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

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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

Matt Greene has been placed on long-term injured reserve.

The move will give the Kings options for additional cap space if they need it. Greene underwent shoulder surgery on December 3 and he hasn't played since October 13th.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Matt Greene will have shoulder surgery this Thursday.

He is out indefinitely and will be a long-term recovery, but the Kings have not placed him on LTIR yet. It was hoped that he would be able to avoid surgery, but an MRI on Monday revealed that the procedure was necessary.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 03:54:00 PM

Matt Greene (upper body) skated with the Kings at the end of Friday's practice.

Greene has been out of action since October 13 and did not partake in any drills on Friday. Still, at least he was out on the ice and that's progress. He is still week-to-week at this stage. Even when healthy, he has no real fantasy value.
Source: LAKings.com
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 07:33:00 AM

Matt Greene (upper body) won't travel with the Kings when they start a five-game road trip Tuesday night.

Greene has been limited to three games this season and there's no timetable for his return. He has been practicing with the team, but hasn't played since Oct. 13.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Matt Greene (upper body) was on the ice Wednesday.

Greene still hasn't taken any contact, so there are hurdles that remain before he can return to the Kings' lineup. He hasn't played since Oct. 13.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Matt Greene (upper body) participated in a full practice Friday and is getting close to a return.

Greene was the extra defenseman in practice but the fact that he was able to go has to please the Kings. He has been out of action since October 13 and has missed the last six games. "A few days ago I started to feel better and I’m just getting stronger now and I’m trying to get ready to be at 100-percent pretty soon here, hopefully," Greene said. He is not fantasy worthy as he had only nine points and 54 penalty minutes in a full season last year.
Source: LAKings.com
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 07:09:00 AM

The Kings placed Matt Green on I/R on Friday with an upper body injury.

There's no word just yet on the type or extent of the injury just yet, but the 32-year-old Greene is a far better real-life defender than fantasy contributor. Hopefully he heals up quick, just don't rush to pick him up when he does.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 07:54:00 PM

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