Greene (shoulder) was placed on unconditional waivers by the Kings on Thursday for the purpose of buying out the final two years of his contract, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Greene missed all but three games recovering from shoulder surgery with no clear sign of whether he will be back to full health for 2016-17. Consequently, it comes as little surprise that Los Angeles wanted to get rid of his $2.5 million cap hit for the next two years. The 33-year-old has been hampered by injuries in the last few seasons, which could limit his ability to find a team willing to give him a shot.
Greene (shoulder) will not play Thursday for Game 1 against the Sharks, CSN Bay Area reports. No surprise here, as Greene has been out since Oct. 16. He underwent shoulder surgery on Dec. 3 and apparently is still in recovery mode. The veteran shutdown defenseman will cost the Kings $5 million over the next two seasons, so suffice it to say, the Kings will hope he can make a full recovery sooner than later.
Greene (shoulder) has resumed skating recently but isn't close to returning to game action, LA Kings Insider reports. "They're doing me a favor right now of being out there. I think that's basically the equivalent of riding the stationary bike," Greene said. "I'm just trying to get into shape, and I'm a long ways off of playing." The initial prognosis following Greene's injury had him sidelined for the rest of the season and that doesn't appear to have changed one bit unless he's able to make an unexpectedly speedy recovery and the Kings make a deep run in the playoffs.
Greene (shoulder) has been ruled out of the remainder of the season, Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports. Greene underwent shoulder surgery on Dec. 3, and apparently won't fully recover from the procedure until after the conclusion of the 2015-16 campaign. Perhaps in a corresponding move, the Kings added defender Luke Schenn to their roster via trade on Thursday to bolster the team's depth at defense. Greene will likely be ready for the start of next season's training camp.
Greene (upper body) has been placed on long-term injured reserve, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Greene underwent shoulder surgery Dec. 3, and it's been reported that he will be out indefinitely. The LTIR tag makes Greene ineligible to play for at least 24 calendar days and 10 regular-season games. As a corresponding move and cap-saving measure, the Kings have reassigned Justin Schultz and Nick Ebert to AHL Ontario.
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