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Matt Greene | Defenseman | #2

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 229
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (44) / EDM
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The Los Angeles Kings have hired Matt Greene as a pro scout.
The 34-year-old spent the last nine years with the Kings as a player, but they decided to buy out his contract this summer. He played just 29 total games in his final two years as a King. Greene won a pair of Stanley Cups with Los Angeles in 2012 and 2014. Aug 14 - 2:59 PM

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The Los Angeles Kings have bought out Matt Greene.

That was expected after he was placed on unconditional waivers Thursday. The Kings will have a $833,333 cap hit against them for each of the next two seasons, but Greene would have come with a $2.5 million cap hit in 2017-18 had he stayed. He's only played in 29 games over the last two seasons due in large part to injuries. "Matt has made incredible contributions to our hockey club and we are very grateful for everything he has done since joining our organization including his outstanding leadership," said Kings president Luc Robitaille. "Upon his arrival to Los Angeles he played a significant role in helping change the culture of the Kings and his contributions to our two Stanley Cups in particular is immeasurable."
Source: NHL.com
Jun 23 - 1:18 PM

Matt Greene has been placed on unconditional waivers.

It's believed that the Kings will buyout Greene's contract if he clears. He has one season left on his four-year, $10 million deal. Greene has only played in 29 contests over the last two seasons, in large part due to injuries.
Jun 22 - 1:10 PM

Matt Greene (back) has been activated from injured reserve and it's believed to be for the purpose of a buyout.

Greene played in only 26 games in 2016-17 and missed the last 36 games of the season because of a back injury, but he is apparently healthy now. He has one year left on his contract at 2.5 million.
Jun 13 - 6:22 PM

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

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

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