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Report: Mike Green Will Miss Rest of Season After Having Neck Surgery

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Mike Green will have surgery on his cervical spine on April 5 and will miss the rest of the Red Wings’ season.

Detroit, MI…The Detroit Red Wings today announced that defenseman Mike Green will undergo surgery on his cervical spine and will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Green missed seven games from Feb. 17-28 with the injury but returned to the Detroit lineup on March 2 at Winnipeg. He re-aggravated the injury during the team’s practice on March 21 at Little Caesars Arena. The procedure is scheduled for April 5 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and will be performed by Dr. Frank Cammisa. A minimum two months of recovery time is expected.

Green, 32, has appeared in 65 games for the Red Wings this season. He leads all Detroit defensemen in assists (25) and points (33), while ranking second among blueliners with eight goals.

Hopefully Detroit will use this opportunity to get one of its young blueliners some NHL experience.