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Matt Greene | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 232
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Matt Greene's four-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings is official.
The Kings are hoping that Greene's injury woes are behind him after he was limited to just 43 regular season games over the past two seasons. From a fantasy perspective, the 31-year-old defenseman's value is limited even when he is healthy. He will average about a penalty minute per game, but he's never recorded more than 15 points in a single season. Jun 25 - 10:01 AM

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Matt Greene has tentatively agreed to a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings.

The contract isn't finalized yet, but it sounds like Greene won't end up testing the free agent market. The fact that it's a four-year extension is surprising given that a variety of injuries have limited him to 43 regular season games over the last two years. He was healthy for the Kings' Stanley Cup run, but his role in that was limited, as evidenced by the fact that he averaged just 15:53 minutes per game.
Jun 23 - 2:43 PM

With Robyn Regehr likely to return on Saturday, Matt Greene could be a healthy scratch.

Greene has been averaging just 13:51 minutes per contest in the playoffs, which puts him in dead last among Kings defensemen. He has three assists in 16 games.
Jun 6 - 2:55 PM

The Los Angeles Kings sidestepped the assertion that they're the favorites going into the Stanley Cup Final.

"It's the Stanley Cup Finals. I don't think any team is going to look at themselves as the underdogs," Greene said. "You're down to two teams, and you want to win, and that's all it really comes down to. It's an exciting time of the year to be a part of it. I really don't care about what the odds say or what you guys are saying about who's favored and who's not." Greene's comments were largely echoed by his teammates. The Kings are typically regarded as the favorites to defeat the New York Rangers, but there's not big gap there.
Jun 4 - 9:29 AM

Matt Greene had a big game Sunday with two assists and a game-high six hits.

The defenseman was also a plus-three in Game 7 but his status for the Stanley Cup Final may be up in the air as Robyn Regehr, who has been out of action since Game 1 of the Conference semi-final on May 3. Greene now has three assists in 15 games and is 17th in the NHL in hits with 46.
Source: LAKings.com
Jun 2 - 7:27 AM

It's hard for the Los Angeles Kings to find parallels between their current playoff run and their 2012 Stanley Cup championship run.

Their 2012 postseason bordered on the surreal. They were an eighth seed team that got off to 3-0 leads in each of their series and kept their defensive pairings and lines largely intact throughout that postseason. By comparison, the Kings needed seven games to eliminated the Sharks and Ducks this time around. They are tied 1-1 in the Western Conference Final with Chicago. "It's completely different," Matt Greene said of the two campaigns. "I don't think anybody would have thought that was going to happen in 2012. I think this is way more realistic of how teams get to this point in the series. It's hard fought series. You have to put that away."
May 23 - 9:30 AM

Matt Greene was a healthy scratch for Game 1 Sunday.

He was replaced on the blueline by Willie Mitchell who returned from an undisclosed injury after missing Game 7 against the San Jose Sharks in the first round and all seven games in Round 2 versus Anaheim. Jeff Schultz seemed to have struggled on Sunday so do not be surprised if Greene is back in the lineup for Game 2 Wednesday against Chicago.
May 19 - 8:03 AM

Matt Greene will play in Game 7 against the San Jose Sharks.

We previously reported that Greene was projected to play on Wednesday, but now it's official. Willie Mitchell is unavailable due to an injury, so the Kings are turning to Greene to help fill the void.
Apr 30 - 3:14 PM

Matt Greene is projected to play in Game 7 on Wednesday.

Greene hasn't played since April 20. He will dress because Willie Mitchell is dealing with an undisclosed injury.
Apr 29 - 4:21 PM

Matt Greene was a minus-four on Sunday.

The Kings decided to put Greene in the lineup on Sunday as they went with seven defensemen and only 11 forwards but the move may have backfired as Greene did not have a good game. Stay tuned as it is likely he will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday as the Kings should go back to the traditional 12 forwards and six defensemen.
Apr 21 - 7:25 AM

Matt Greene might be back in the lineup on Monday.

He exited the ice with the rest of the Kings' regulars at the morning skate, which suggests that he could draw back into the fold after being a healthy scratch in the Kings' last eight games. Jake Muzzen may sit to make room for him.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 17 - 6:05 PM

Matt Greene (concussion) returned to action on Monday January 27.

Greene missed the Kings' previous six games. He had a plus-one rating in 17:54 minutes of ice time.
Jan 28 - 1:59 AM

Matt Greene (concussion) took part in drills during Thursday's skate.

He stayed out for extra work though, so he probably won't return against Anaheim. Greene hasn't played since Jan. 13 with what is suspected to be a concussion.
Jan 23 - 4:58 PM

Matt Greene might have sustained a concussion during Monday's game.

Greene was being evaluated on Tuesday by the Kings. He left Monday's contest against Vancouver after sparring with Kevin Bieksa midway through the second period.
Jan 15 - 9:33 AM

Matt Greene was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

Just an FYI. Greene has two goals, five points and a plus-seven rating with 18 penalty minutes in 24 games. He missed plenty of action earlier in the season with an upper body injury and was a healthy scratch subsequent to that as coach Darryl Sutter did not want to change a winning lineup.
Jan 5 - 8:23 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Mike Richards
3Jarret Stoll
4Jordan Nolan
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Trevor Lewis
4Kyle Clifford
5Tanner Pearson
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
5Adam Cracknell
D1Drew Doughty
2Slava Voynov
3Jake Muzzin
4Robyn Regehr
5Matt Greene
6Alec Martinez
7Jeff Schultz
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones