IRMike Green
D DET
4 days ago

Green (lower body) has been shifted to injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

EDGE Analysis

This is hardly a surprise given that Green could miss up to five weeks due to a lower-body injury that he sustained in Monday's game against the Kings. Rookie blueliner Filip Hronek is the replacement option for Green, arriving from AHL Grand Rapids, while Nick Jensen moves up a peg to the second pairing with Niklas Kronwall.

IRMike Green
D DET
5 days ago

Green will be out 3-to-5 weeks with a lower-body injury, per Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill.

EDGE Analysis

Green is suspected to be dealing with an ankle injury, but the team is being more generic with the designation for the time being. Either way, the defenseman is facing a long-term absence and Filip Hronek is on his way from AHL Grand Rapids to fill the void.

IRMike Green
D DET
6 days ago

Green (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green reportedly sustained his injury in Monday's game against the Kings, and he didn't see his usual allotment of minutes (15:46) in Tuesday's 6-2 road loss to the Capitals -- his former team. He should be considered questionable to play Friday night in a home clash with the Senators.

IRMike Green
D DET
3 weeks ago

Green picked up two assists while adding four shots, three hits, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

After missing the first nine games of the season due to issues with his liver, Green has been more than making up for lost time. The 33-year-old now has two goals and 13 points in 16 games with a plus-9 rating, a vast improvement on the combined minus-34 he registered over the last two campaigns with Detroit. With the Wings overall playing a more competitive brand of hockey this year, their top blueliner might well be able to stay in the black on the defensive end.

IRMike Green
D DET
4 weeks ago

Green is not likely to be traded by the Red Wings this season, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Wings think highly of Green and he's been an excellent mentor for Detroit's fresh crop of blueliners, including Dennis Cholowski, who was taken 20th overall in the 2016 draft. Green's career odometer will roll over to 800 games Friday -- coincidentally, he'll oppose his former Capitals team in D.C. -- with the veteran accumulating 143 goals and 330 assists at the top level. There's always a market for a proven puck-moving defenseman, but despite plenty of opportunities for Green to move away from Motown, he hasn't budged.

IRMike Green
D DET
1 month ago

Green has four assists since returning from a virus on Oct. 26, though he didn't land on the scoresheet in Saturday's 4-3 shootout road win over the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

Green has played reasonably well through eight games of the 2018-19 campaign, but fantasy owners could be itching for him to light the lamp. The power-play quarterback has come up empty on 20 shots and he's fired wide of the net eight times. We'd say he could afford to receive more one-timers, but the Wings don't exactly excel when it comes to executing tape-to-tape passes between their defensemen.

IRMike Green
D DET
2 months ago

Green recorded a secondary assist in Sunday's 4-2 home win over the Stars.

EDGE Analysis

This was Green's second game of the season, with a liver-attacking virus to blame for his late start to the 2018-19 campaign. The veteran defenseman came up empty on five shot attempts in his season debut against the Jets on Friday, and he was blanked thrice in Sunday's victory, but he's at least been able to handle 20-plus minutes since coming back from that rather unfortunate malady.

IRMike Green
D DET
2 months ago

Green (illness) has been activated from injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

EDGE Analysis

Ansar Khan of MLive.com reported Thursday that Green has been medically cleared for his season debut in the next contest, and now it's official with the Red Wings processing the transaction on game day. Green recorded eight goals, 25 assists and 13 power-play points over 66 games last season. A liver-attacking virus is to blame for his late start to the 2018-19 campaign, though he made it through practice without issue and should see a typical allotment of minutes against the Jets. Green has averaged 21:47 of ice time between three seasons with the Wings.

IRMike Green
D DET
2 months ago

Green (illness) is ready to make his 2018-19 debut against the Jets on Friday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green will need to be officially activated off injured reserve; however, the club has already announced plans to ship Christoffer Ehn to the minors in order to clear space on the 23-man roster. With Green healthy, he figures to not only slide into the team's top pairing, but also the first power-play unit and should provide a boost to the team's blue line scoring.

IRMike Green
D DET
2 months ago

Green (illness) has returned to practice ahead of Friday's home game against the Jets, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It sounds like Green will be ready to play in the next contest, but then again, no reputable beat writer associated with the Red Wings has gone as far as saying that the defenseman will definitely return at that time. However, the power-play quarterback formed the top pair with rookie Dennis Cholowski in Thursday's practice, so it's clear that he's not far from a return even if he ends up sitting out Friday.