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Matt Greene | Defenseman | #2

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 234
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (44) / EDM
Contract: view contract details

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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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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.
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.
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

Matt Greene (undisclosed) did not play on Friday.

The defenseman was on the ice Friday after missing practice Thursday but was deemed to be not healthy enough to go. Greene had no points and eight penalty minutes in three games thus far after a three goal, nine point and 54 penalty minutes last season. He has negligible fantasy value.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 07:12:00 AM

Matt Greene (undisclosed) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

Greene has no points and eight penalty minutes in three games this season. If he's not available on Friday, then Derek Forbort might play in his place.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 02:32:00 PM

Matt Greene is being evaluated for an undisclosed injury.

Greene's problem is related to the upper-body injury he was dealing with during the preseason. He might be able to practice on Thursday, so it's not clear if his current problem is going to cost him any games. We'll err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day though.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 04:10:00 PM

Matt Greene (upper body) ended up playing in the Kings' season opener.

Greene was initially expected to miss the contest due to the ailment. He recorded five hits in 15:00 minutes of ice time.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 11:39:00 AM

Matt Greene (upper body) won't play Wednesday night.

He still needs some additional time to recover from his upper-body injury, but he did skate in the morning.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Matt Greene (upper body) skated on Monday, but he's considered doubtful to be ready for the regular season.

He could start the regular season on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Matt Greene (upper body) hasn't taken part in a practice since being hurt on Sunday.

Greene also missed part of the Kings' training camp due to an illness, so he's only logged 10 minutes of preseason ice time. He still might be ready for the season opener, but that's very much in question at this point.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:08:00 AM

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