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Los Angeles Kings ink Matt Greene to a 4-year extension

The Los Angeles Kings decided the middle of the NHL Awards show was the perfect time to announce that they've signed Matt Greene to an extension:

The Los Angeles Kings – the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions – have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with defenseman and assistant captain Matt Greene, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Greene, 31, has played for the Kings since the club acquired him and Jarret Stoll in a trade with Edmonton in 2008. Greene has helped the Kings win two Stanley Cups during his six seasons in Los Angeles.

A 6-3, 234-pound native of Grand Ledge, Michigan, Greene played in 38 regular season games (2-4=6, 47 PIM, plus-6 rating) for the Kings this past season. He also played in 20 more playoff games (four assists), including all five Stanley Cup Final contests.

At the end of the regular season, Greene was selected by his teammates as the club’s Most Inspirational Player (Ace Bailey Memorial Award).

Overall, Greene has played in 504 career regular season NHL games with the Kings and Oilers and he has 69 points (13-56=69) and 582 penalty minutes. He has also played in 79 career NHL postseason games and has 14 points (2-12=14).

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Kings master the rope-a-dope again, win 5-4 in double OT

That was most certainly intriguing. For the second consecutive game, the Los Angeles Kings surrendered a 2-0 lead; for the second consecutive game, the Kings forced overtime, overcoming both the Rangers' relentless attack and their own defensive mistakes (Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene did not have the best nights in their own end); and for the second consecutive game, the Los Angeles Kings persevered and prevailed, with Dustin Brown tipping Willie Mitchell's shot past Henrik Lundqvist 10:26 into the second OT period.

Los Angeles prevails 5-4, and now the series gets interesting: both teams will have to try to get their players to bed sooner than later as 9 AM Pacific Daylight Time flights are on the Sunday docket, and the teams will play three games in five nights, so we may see the kind of mental fatigue that played into tonight's score leak its way into regulation time action.

Justin Williams had 3 assists, Willie Mitchell had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Quick stopped 34 shots for LA; Derik Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Ryan McDonagh had 1-goal-and-1-assist games for the Rangers, Rick Nash had 8 shots, and Henrik Lundqvist (who may or may not have issued a Dustin Brown-style dive at one point--quite a bit of diving in this series!) stopped 39 for New York.

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Video- Matt Greene, “Just A Pressure Cut”

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

Blood was leaking out of the bottom of Matt Greene’s skate in the third period in Saturday night’s loss in Vancouver as a result of a shot that caught him at a pressure spot near his shin.

“I just got hit with a puck and just got cut. That’s’ it,” said Greene, who noted that it wasn’t the first time he had bled from a similar type of play.

“It’s just a pressure cut. It’s fine. It happens.”

more including a picture of the incident...

Below, wath how Greene received the cut...

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Kings Activate Matt Greene

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenseman Matt Greene from the injured reserve list, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Greene, 29, has missed the last 42 games after suffering a mid-body injury Jan. 19 vs. Chicago.  The 6-3, 232 pound native of Grand Ledge, Mich. has played in one game this season (the Season Opener vs. the Blackhawks), recording one assist and four penalty minutes.

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Home Ice Advantage Swings To The Kings After They Beat The Blues

The LA Kings continued to play a tight, defensive game and it lead to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues tonight.

Defenseman Matt Greene had the game-winning goal, as he joined Dustin Brown on a shorthanded rush and was left alone in front of the next after the original shot was stopped by Brian Elliott.

added 10:23pm, Watch the Greene goal below, this time Chris Cuthbert of TSN with the call.

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Afternoon Line

“He came and touched base with our whole team and kind of gave us the short-term plan for right now, for how the P.A. is going and how he sees himself taking over. That’s my third or fourth time talking to him, throughout the meetings and everything this summer. I’m real impressed. He has a pretty good presence about him, with his knowledge and experience, and I think that rubs off on the guys and makes the guys pretty excited about where this is going. I think everybody is real happy about him coming on board and helping us out.”

-Matt Greene, LA Kings union rep on Donald Fehr.  Via Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider.

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Shoulder Surgery Sidelines Matt Greene

via Kings.com,

Kings defenseman/assistant captain Matt Greene recently underwent shoulder surgery. Expected recovery time from the surgery is approximately three months.

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Evening Line

“I think it starts individually. I think it’s everybody’s job, in this room. When you lose a couple games, you can’t point fingers at other people or look elsewhere at what’s going on. You have to take a look at yourself and correct the problem with your own game. That’s how we’re all going to get out of this, by making sure that we’re all, individually, doing what we need to do to win these games and prevent a tailspin, like what happened last year.

“Everyone knows what it takes to win. You can’t use the youth excuse. That was last year. Now it’s about preparation and it’s a personal thing. Everyone has to look at themselves and realize that they have to be better. That’s what is going to make our team better.”

-Matt Greene of the LA Kings via Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider.

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Greene Extended By Kings

from LAKings.com,

The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Matt Greene to a five-year contact extension that will carry into the 2013-14 season, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Friday.

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Oilers Acquire Visnovsky From LA Kings

From TSN:

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Jarret Stoll and defenceman Matt Greene.

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More details to come at the Edmonton Oilers website and on the LA Kings site.

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Oilers Depending On “D” Depth

from the CP via Yahoo,

...That’s a card the Oilers are going to have to play now as they’ve lost third-year rearguard Matt Greene to a broken left ankle that will keep him out of the line-up as long as three months.

Greene, injured in the second period of a 2-1 loss to Detroit Tuesday, will need surgery. He joins Sheldon Souray, out since Oct. 10 with a sprained left shoulder, and Joni Pitkanen, out another month after surgery to repair damaged knee cartilage, on the shelf….

“These (comments) could come back to haunt me and I don’t normally throw these out there, but I’m not all that worried about the injuries on the back end,” MacTavish said.

“From what I’ve seen, with (who) we have healthy, we’re going to be able to overcome it.”

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