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Matt Greene | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 232
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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. Mar 17 - 6:05 PM

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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

Kings coach Darryl Sutter was noncommittal when it came to the possibility of using Matt Greene on Saturday.

Greene was activated off of the injured reserve list on Tuesday, but he still hasn't played in a game. "I'm not going to put him in just to put him in," Sutter said. Greene has three points in 15 contests this season.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 12:33:00 PM

Matt Greene (upper body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter already said that Greene is healthy enough to play, but he isn't expected to be used Tuesday. Los Angeles is on a three-game winning streak and Sutter probably doesn't want to disrupt that.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 05:22:00 PM

Matt Greene (upper body) is healthy enough to return, but won't Tuesday.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter didn't go into detail as to his reasoning, but it's probably because the Kings are riding a three-game winning streak. Greene has two goals and three points in 15 games this season.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 02:00:00 PM

Matt Greene (upper body) participated in a no-contact practice Thursday.

There's no timetable for his return to the lineup, but he appears to be getting closer to returning. Greene has sat out 14 games with an upper-body injury and he's currently on long-term injured reserve.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Matt Greene (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Greene has two goals and three points in 15 games this season. The move is retroactive Nov. 2.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 05:55:00 PM

Matt Greene (undisclosed) is still unable to practice.

The Kings have only six healthy defensemen so expect a call up from Manchester of the AHL soon if Greene is unable to go. Greene has two goals and three points in 15 games. He missed all but five games last season with back problems.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 07:26:00 AM

Matt Greene missed Wednesday's practice due to an undisclosed injury.

"Matt Greene's banged up," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "It's like Mystery Valley for me. It goes from legs to limbs to head. I don't know what you'd call it, if it's maintenance." It sounds like Greene's injury isn't significant based on Sutter's comments.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 04:10:00 PM

Matt Greene scored his second goal of the season Saturday.

It was a big fantasy night for Greene, especially if you play the hits category as he had eight hits to tie Dustin Brown on the night and well as an assist. His big night continued with four blocked shots. Greene now has two goals and three points in nine games and has 31 hits in nine games.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 08:04:00 AM

Matt Greene had off-season surgery to remove a staph infection from his elbow.

It was a tough year for the defenseman who had back surgery in January after suffering a herniated disc in the Kings first game of the season. He returned in April and managed to play five regular season games and nine in playoffs where he had two assists. Greene is a solid blueliner but he does not score enough to take him in fantasy pools. He is good to go in training camp that begins this week.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 07:26:00 AM

Matt Greene talked about how the team's playoff experience benefits them.

"Experience helps, you know," Greene said. "A lot of guys, been in Western Conference Finals before. Pretty much our whole team has. Now it’s just time to deliver on that, use that experience to help us out." The Kings obviously won the Stanley Cup last year and the vast majority of their players returned for the 2013 campaign. That's probably helped them endure with nothing coming easy for Los Angeles in their current playoff run.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 11:10:00 AM

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