Matt Greene D LA 5 Days
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.
Matt Greene D LA 29 Days
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.
Matt Greene D LA 1 Month
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.
Matt Greene D LA 2 Months
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.
Matt Greene D LA 3 Months
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.
Matt Greene D LA 6 Months
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.
Matt Greene D LA 7 Months
Matt Greene reminded his teammates of his importance in Game 5 of the Kings' second-round series with the Sharks.
The reargard played in Game 4, his first action in 26 days after dealing with an undisclosed injury, but it was more of a feeling-out process. Game 5 was a different story as he was physical -- he had four hits and continuously cleared traffic from the crease -- and received important penalty-kill ice time. "When he comes back, I think the things that you don't see - the leadership in the dressing room, that powerful voice, I think - all year we missed him," Mike Richards said. "On the ice, too, just how physical he plays and how hard he is to play against."