Thursday, March 07, 2019
Red Wings Shut Down Green
The Detroit Red Wings announced on Thursday morning that Mike Green has now been shut down for the remainder of the regular season, due to his illness.
The team announced that Green visited a specialist in regards to his illness and the doctors came back and said that he would need the appropriate amount of rest to overcome this virus and recommended weeks instead of days, thus ending his season. With the Red Wings not making the playoffs this season, it will be an early summer for him and he should be back to 100% for training camp in September.
Green's season ends with 43 games in the books, 5 goals and 26 points for him, which should still have him within the pool worthy ranks at the end of the season. As of Thursday morning, he ranks 52nd among all defensemen in pool scoring, but it should have been so much better.
Very disappointing for Ryan's hockey pool team, losing a player for the last four and a half weeks of the season. Green wasn't bad for him, when he was healthy, after picking him up in the Waiver Draft this year. He collected 12 points out of 25 games, which isn't a terrible scoring rate for a mid-season swapped defenseman.
Ryan's team currently sits in 12th place, 5 points back of 9th and 8 points clear of 17th.