Former Detroit Red Wings defender Mike Green decides to restart the NHL on August 1st.
The 34-year-old Green was traded to the Edmonton Oilers – who are led by Hall of Fame General Manager, Ken Holland, the former longtime Wings manager – for a conditional draft pick on February 24 and played two games for them, before he injured his right knee.
The Red Wings will officially acquire a quarter-finalist in the 2020 draft to compensate for GM Steve Yzerman’s first trading date in Detroit. They would have been given a third round selection in 2021
The Wings also received retired Kyle Brodziak in return, mainly to help settle the deal below the league salary cap.
Green played 48 games with Detroit this season, scoring three goals and eight assists. In an injury-ridden career at Red Wings, he had 37 goals and 104 assists in 303 games from 2015 to 20. Previously, he played 10 seasons in Washington.
Less than 24 hours later, the Red Wings traded again with Edmonton and sent Andreas Athanasiou for two picks in the second round.