Top Mike Green News

  • Mike Green: Announces retirement

    Green will hang up his skates and end his professional career, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Green spent 15 years playing in the NHL for the Capitals, Red Wings and Oilers. In 880 career appearances, the blueliner registered 150 goals, 351 assists and 592 PIM. The two-time NHL All-Star also appeared in another 76 postseason contess (37 points).

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  • Oilers' Mike Green: Opts out of restart plan

    Green has opted out of the Return to Play program, Tracey Myers of reports.

    Green battled a liver-attacking virus throughout the 2018-19 campaign, which undoubtedly factored into his decision to forego the playoffs. The 34-year-old blueliner will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and although he's battled health issues over the past two campaigns, he should still draw plenty of interest on the open market as a capable vet that can still quarterback a No. 2 power-play unit at a high level.

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  • Oilers' Mike Green: Given all-clear

    Green (knee) will be ready to play once the NHL season resumes, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.

    Green was expected to miss 2-4 weeks due to his knee injury and was forced to sit out seven games prior to the league suspending the season. The 33-year-old has made just two appearances for the Oilers after coming over from Detroit at the trade deadline. Even with Green fully fit, he likely will be limited to mid-range fantasy value once contests resume.

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  • Oilers' Mike Green: Facing 3-4 week absence

    Green is expected to be sidelined for 3-to-4 weeks with a sprained MCL, Ryan Rishaug of reports.

    Green appeared in just two contests for the Oilers after joining the club at the trade deadline before suffering his knee injury. The veteran blueliner will now set his sights on healing up in time for the playoffs. Matt Benning and William Lagesson will continue to log bottom-four minutes until Oscar Klefbom (shoulder) or Green is ready to return.

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  • Oilers' Mike Green: Slated to miss time

    Green is expected to miss some time due to a knee injury, Jason Gregor of reports.

    Green is just two scoreless games into his career with the Oilers and has suffered an injury that will leave him sidelined for an undetermined amount of time. The team should release more information regarding the veteran blueliner's status as he closes in on rejoining the action. In the meantime, Matt Benning is the likely candidate on the current roster to replace him in the lineup.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Unfazed by trade talk

    Green isn't getting caught up in trade rumors ahead of Monday's deadline, Ansar Khan of reports.

    The 34-year-old rearguard is in his fifth season with the Red Wings. He's trudging along with three goals, eight assists and a minus-32 rating over 48 games, but contending teams assuredly will consider the fact that he's on an expiring contract. Green is cashing out the balance of a two-year, $10.75 million deal. "You worry about day-to-day in this league," he said. "Obviously, anything can happen, but it's not something I stew over too much."

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Won't play with deadline coming up

    Green will sit out for Sunday's game versus the Flames as a precautionary measure, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

    Green is set to be an unrestricted free agent in July, so he could be traded by the Red Wings -- who have already been eliminated from playoff contention -- before Monday's deadline. The veteran blueliner can submit a 10-team, no-trade list, so he has some say in where he ends up. Jonathan Ericsson will enter the lineup in Green's place.

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  • Oilers' Mike Green: Traded north of border

    The Oilers acquired Green from Detroit in exchange for Kyle Brodziak and a conditional draft pick Sunday.

    The Oilers are in a heated playoff race and Green will provide some veteran blue-line depth. The 34-year-old has three goals and 11 points in 48 games this season and should get second-pair minutes in Edmonton. Green will be a free agent this offseason.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Available Saturday

    Green (undisclosed) is available for Saturday's game against the Bruins, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

    Green was expected to suit up Saturday, but the coaching staff wanted to wait until the day of the contest to make an official decision. The veteran blueliner should slot into his normal role for the contest, though he's certainly experienced a major drop off in offensive production this season.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Probable despite missing practice

    Head coach Jeff Blashill indicated Friday that he anticipates Green will suit up for Saturday's game versus the Bruins despite missing practice, though he suggested he won't know for certain until the day of the game, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

    Green has played in each of the last three contests after returning from an upper-body injury. Stay tuned for further clarification ahead of Saturday's game.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Ready to rock

    Green (upper body) is expected to be activated off injured reserve and play in Sunday's game against the Bruins.

    The veteran has missed the past six contests with the upper-body issue but is ready to return to the ice. It's been a tough season for Green, as he's accumulated just eight points in 41 games to go along with a minus-27 rating. Green's return likely paves the way for Gustav Lindstrom to exit the lineup Sunday.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Lands on injured reserve

    Green (upper body) was officially designated for injured reserve Wednesday.

    Green has already missed the past four games, so his placement on injured reserve won't change his recovery timeline, though it likely means he won't be in action for the Red Wings' two-game road trip versus Buffalo and Columbus on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Given his extended absence, Green may be hard pressed to get to the 20-point mark this year, a threshold he hasn't missed since 2011-12, when he played in just 32 games for Washington.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Expected to miss Monday's matchup

    Green (upper body) figures to remain on the shelf against the Flyers on Monday.

    Green will be unavailable for his fourth consecutive contest due to his upper-body issue. On the year, the veteran has logged a mere 41 games due to various maladies, in which he tallied a paltry eight points. Given his injury woes, the Red Wings may be hard pressed to move the Calgary native prior to the deadline.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Value takes another hit

    Green (upper body) isn't likely to fetch the Red Wings any more than a fourth- or fifth-round draft pick if another team pursues him by the next trade deadline, according to Ansar Khan of

    Green's diminishing value took another hit Monday, when he was forced to leave a road game against the Avalanche after 8:54 of ice time. The veteran rearguard only has two goals and six assists through 41 games this season, and contending clubs might shy away from the 34-year-old knowing his contract will have to be significantly appropriated on the heels of a two-year, $10.75 million deal.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Will miss two-plus weeks

    Green (upper body) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Wild.

    Green exited Monday's loss to the Avalanche with this injury, and now he'll miss the final game before the All-Star break. The veteran blueliner will miss at least a couple weeks, so he may be placed on IR for the time being while reinforcements are called up from minors. Jonathan Ericsson figures to bump into the lineup Wednesday while Filip Hronek should take a top-pairing role.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Suffers injury Monday

    Green (upper body) left Monday's contest in Colorado and will not return.

    Green exited Monday's contest in the second period and did not return. The 34-year-old veteran has struggled in the offensive zone this season with just eight points in 41 games. His status for Wednesday's game in Minnesota is questionable for right now.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Lends helping hand in rally

    Green contributed a primary assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.

    Green connected with Frans Nielsen for the forward's second goal of the contest, and it counted as the game-tying score ahead of rookie Filip Zadina's dagger in the waning moments. Father Time has certainly caught up to the veteran defenseman, as Green has just two goals, six assists and a minus-20 rating through 35 games. Of course, Detroit is having a historically bad season, so he shouldn't have to shoulder too much of the blame.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Back with club

    Green (personal) has rejoined the Red Wings, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Green skipped Tuesday's contest versus the Sharks while dealing with a family matter but his status shouldn't be in doubt when the Wings return to the ice sheet to take on the Stars this Friday in Dallas. The veteran blueliner has seen a sharp decline in his offensive production this season, racking up just seven points through his first 32 games played.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Dealing with personal issue

    Green missed Tuesday's game against the Sharks due to a family matter.

    Green will be afforded as much time as necessary to attend to the personal situation. His next chance to get back in the lineup is Friday versus the Stars, but it's unclear if he'll be available for that game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 207 lbs
Birthplace: Calgary, AB
Age: 36
Experience: 14
Shoots: Right