|Assets:||Owns impressive size and strength, and loves to initiate contact in the defensive zone. Is usually a stabilizing force as a stay-at-home defender. Works hard and leads by example.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have a lot of offensive ability, and can struggle a little when up against quick forwards. Also doesn't own great footwork or coordination.|
|Career Potential:||Physical stay-at-home defenseman and leader.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2011-12 (Los Angeles)|
|USHL||Second All-Star Team||2001-02|
|11/13/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|11/07/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|5/21/2013||Missed the last regular season and first 9 playoff games (undisclosed).|
|4/18/2013||Missed 42 games (back injury).|
|1/21/2013||Back injury, injured reserve.|
|12/26/2010||Missed 5 games (upper body injury).|
|12/16/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/23/2010||Missed 6 games (shoulder surgery).|
|10/06/2010||Placed on the injured/non-roster list (shoulder surgery).|
|9/17/2010||Shoulder surgery, early November.|
|3/29/2010||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|3/24/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/21/2010||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|1/10/2010||Undisclosed, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/17/2008||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a five-year contract extension.|
|6/29/2008||Acquired from the Edmonton Oilers.|
|1/19/2008||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|1/17/2008||Missed 34 games (ankle injury) and assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|10/31/2007||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|7/04/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year contract.|
|6/26/2007||Edmonton Oilers extended qualifying offer.|
|3/12/2006||Missed 6 games (left leg injury).|
|3/01/2006||Left leg injury, mid-March.|
|12/19/2005||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|12/13/2005||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|12/07/2005||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|9/29/2005||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|8/15/2005||Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year contract.|
|6/29/2008||Los Angeles Kings traded Lubomir Visnovsky to the Edmonton Oilers for Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene.|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round (44th overall) in 2002.|
Kings put Matt Greene on IR list | 11/13/2013 5:55 PM
NewsMatt Greene (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.
ImpactGreene has two goals and three points in 15 games this season. The move is retroactive Nov. 2.
Matt Greene still unavailable for practice | 11/11/2013 7:26 AM
NewsMatt Greene (undisclosed) is still unable to practice.
ImpactThe 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 is too 'banged up' to practice | 11/06/2013 4:10 PM
NewsMatt Greene missed Wednesday's practice due to an undisclosed injury.
Impact"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 scores Saturday | 10/20/2013 8:04 AM
NewsMatt Greene scored his second goal of the season Saturday.
ImpactIt 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 had off season surgery | 09/09/2013 7:26 AM
NewsMatt Greene had off-season surgery to remove a staph infection from his elbow.
ImpactIt 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.
Kings lean on playoff experience | 06/06/2013 11:10 AM
NewsMatt Greene talked about how the team's playoff experience benefits them.
Impact"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 gives Kings' D a shot in the arm | 05/24/2013 7:13 PM
NewsMatt Greene reminded his teammates of his importance in Game 5 of the Kings' second-round series with the Sharks.
ImpactThe 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."
Matt Greene makes postseason debut | 05/22/2013 10:36 AM
NewsMatt Greene made his 2013 postseason debut on Tuesday.
ImpactGreene had been dealing with an undisclosed injury. He had two blocked shots and four hits in 14:08 minutes of ice time.
Matt Greene probably in for Game 4 | 05/21/2013 9:54 PM
NewsMatt Greene (undisclosed) is participating in the pregame warmup and it looks like he will suit up in Game 4 Tuesday night.
Helene Elliott on Twitter
ImpactHe is wearing an "A" on his jersey, which indicates that he'll play for the first time since April 24.
Matt Greene unlikely to play Tuesday night | 05/14/2013 7:49 PM
NewsMatt Greene (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Tuesday against San Jose when the second round of the playoffs begins.
ImpactHe participated in the team's morning on the fourth pair alongside Keaton Ellerby. Greene is listed as day-to-day.
Matt Greene uncertain for Game 1 Tuesday | 05/13/2013 5:26 PM
NewsMatt Greene (undisclosed) was back at practice Monday.
ImpactHe is listed as "day-to-day" with an injury unrelated to his back. The veteran blueliner's status for Game 1 against San Jose on Tuesday night is uncertain.
D Matt Greene could return to Kings tonight | 05/04/2013 11:53 AM
NewsMatt Greene (undisclosed injury) could return to the Los Angeles Kings for their playoff game against the St. Louis Blues tonight.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactThe Kings lost the first two games of this series in St. Louis. But when the series moves to LA tonight, Greene could make a difference if he`s in the lineup. Greene was among the dozen Kings who skated at a practice Friday. "Everybody that was out skating (Friday) is possible playing (tonight),`Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. We'll see how it is in the morning and go from there."
Matt Greene looks like scratch Tuesday night | 04/30/2013 1:42 PM
NewsMatt Greene (undisclosed) looks like he won't play in Game 1 on Tuesday night.
Helene Elliott on Twitter
ImpactBeat writers from both the Kings and Blues think Greene will sit and Keaton Ellerby will take his place, although Kings coach Darryl Sutter wouldn't confirm anything. Don't expect a final decision until sometime around pregame warmups.
Matt Greene practices with Kings on Monday | 04/29/2013 10:23 PM
NewsMatt Greene (undisclosed) practiced with the Kings on Monday.
Helene Elliott on Twitter
ImpactGreene missed the Kings' season finale due to the ailment, but no one believes the injury is serious. Greene missed all but five games this season after undergoing back surgery and is a huge part of the Kings' playoff plans. We should get a better idea on his handle during tomorrow's morning skate.
Matt Greene back on the sidelines | 04/27/2013 2:45 PM
NewsMatt Greene will miss Saturday's game due to an undisclosed injury.
Helene Elliott on Twitter
ImpactKings coach Darryl Sutter doesn't think Greene's problem is long-term. He has played in just five games this season.
Matt Greene not happy with opening game | 04/22/2013 9:22 AM
NewsMatt Greene was not pleased with his effort in his first game back after back surgery.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactThat he was not happy impressed coach Darryl Sutter. "It's good that he challenges himself," Sutter said. "That's the best way. That's how he plays, right? He wants to get better. He played one game, quite honest. He's played one game since (the Kings won the Stanley Cup last June). The game he played he was probably hurt five shifts in(to it). So, he's really played one game this season. In a year." Greene is a solid blueliner who will not help you in traditional fantasy pools.
Kings remove blueliner Matt Greene from IR | 04/18/2013 5:45 PM
NewsMatt Greene (back) has been activated off injured reserve by Los Angeles.
ImpactHe was not among the team's skaters who stayed out on the ice for extra work following the morning skate, so it's expected that he'll make his long-awaited return to the lineup on Thursday night. Greene hasn't played since the Kings' regular-season opener because of a back injury, but he'll be available to play against Columbus.
Matt Greene hopes to play before season ends | 04/16/2013 7:21 PM
NewsMatt Greene (back) is hopeful that he'll play before the end of the regular season, but he isn't sure when it will happen.
ImpactHe took part in Tuesday's optional skate and stayed on the ice after his teammates left. Greene was cleared to resume contact drills Monday. He hasn't played since the Kings' regular-season opener.
Matt Greene is ready for contact drills | 04/15/2013 2:47 PM
NewsMatt Greene (back) has been given the green light to participate in contact drills.
Jon Rosen on Twitter
ImpactGreene had hoped he'd reach this stage sooner. Kings coach Darryl Sutter cautioned that he'd be hesitant to use Greene in the playoffs unless he participates in a few regular season contests.
Kings' Matt Greene still not ready to play | 04/13/2013 11:22 AM
NewsLos Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene has not yet been cleared for contact.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactGreene had hoped to resume limited contact earlier this week. "Quite honest, if he's not ready to play three or four games and if we made the playoffs, I'd have trouble putting him in," Sutter said.
Matt Greene will likely miss another month | 03/29/2013 4:54 PM
NewsMatt Greene (back) is still about a month away from returning.
ImpactGreene was on the ice for about 15 minutes on Thursday. If that timetable holds true, then the Kings will get Greene back for the first round.
Matt Greene might be out for three months | 01/23/2013 11:32 AM
NewsMatt Greene might miss three months as a result of his back injury.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactGreene's back issues apparently date back to the off-season. "He had trouble this summer," Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said. "And that's part of playing a long time, right? He had trouble with it and it acted up again. We've seen that with a handful of our players so far. It was diagnosed as a bulging disk this summer and he trained through it. It got better and it obviously got worse."
Kings announce Matt Greene has herniated disc | 01/22/2013 4:10 PM
NewsLos Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter announced Tuesday that Matt Greene has a herniated in his back and will require surgery.
Lisa Dillman on Twitter
ImpactThe Kings placed Greene on injured reserve Monday. He's out for the season and will have a long recovery process ahead of him.
Kings place Matt Greene on injured reserve | 01/22/2013 8:46 AM
NewsThe Los Angeles Kings have placed defenseman Matt Greene on the injured reserve list with a back injury.
ImpactThe Kings needed to make the move as Greene is likely gone for the remainder of the season and they need to bring up another defenseman, which they did when they recalled Andrew Bodnarchuk. If you have Greene on your fantasy team, drop him now.
Matt Greene (back) gone for the season | 01/21/2013 7:47 PM
NewsGM Dean Lombardi has confirmed that defenseman Matt Greene is likely out for the rest of the season with a back injury.
ImpactGreene suffered the injury on Saturday and it does not look promising for the 29-year-old. If you had him in any pools, drop him immediately.
|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Oct 19||0|
|Assists||1||vs. Dal||Oct 19||1|
|Points||2||vs. Dal||Oct 19||1|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Wpg||Oct 4||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. Dal||Oct 19||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||15 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Nov 2||0|
|Power Play Points||0||15 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Nov 2||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||15 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Nov 2||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||15 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Nov 2||0|
|Shots||2||4 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Oct 19||2|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2011-12 (LA)|
|Penalty Minutes||111||2008-09 (LA)|
|Plus/Minus||+4||2 times-last: 2011-12 (LA)|
|Shots||76||2 times-last: 2011-12 (LA)|
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