Kulfan: Mike Green still day-to-day with ‘upper-body injury’

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan updates Mike Green’s status ahead of tomorrow night’s game against Buffalo:

Defenseman Mike Green (upper body) remains a question mark for Thursday’s game against Buffalo.

 Green has missed the last three games, though he has skated this week and was optimistic he’d be in the lineup against the Sabres.
“I’ll know that answer (Thursday),” [coach Jeff] Blashill said of Green’s availability.
Green is the most likely Red Wings player to be dealt before Monday’s deadline. He’s a potential unrestricted free agent July 1, and has several teams extremely interested in him as a rental acquisition.

Blashill feels there’s no extra concern about playing, or not playing, Green with the deadline days away.

“Not for me, not for him,” Blashill said. “We’re in a business of trying to win hockey games, he’s in business to be the best player he can be, so for me and him the focus is 100 percent on winning a game against Buffalo.”


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