ex Detroit Red Wings defender Mike Green chose to withdraw from the game during the restart of the NHL on August 1.
Green, now 34, was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, led by Hall of Fame general manager Ken Holland, a former long-term Wings executive who He won a conditional draft pick on February 24 and played two games for them until his right knee was injured.
Red Wing will formally receive the fourth round of entry compensation in the 2020 draft in GM’s Steve Jezeman’s first deal deadline in Detroit. If the Oilers reach the Western Conference finals and Green only plays in half of the games, they will win the third round of the draft in 2021
The Wings also received retired Kyle Brodziak in return, mainly to balance the deal within the league’s salary limit.
Green played 48 games with Detroit this season, scoring 3 goals and 8 assists. In a career troubled by the Red Wings injury, he has 37 goals and 104 assists from 303 games in the 2015-20 season. He previously played 10 seasons in Washington.
Less than 24 hours later, “Red Wing” traded with Edmonton again, sending Andreas Athanasiou to two second-round draft picks.