General Manager Dean Lombardi provided updates on injured defensemen Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell at the St. Thomas Ice Arena in suburban Minneapolis earlier today.
Lombardi, on Matt Greene:
“I’d say he skated 15 minutes yesterday and I’d say the projection is a month.”
Lombardi, on Willie Mitchell:
“I’d say it’s a very long shot…There’s always ‘maybe’, but I think we’re convinced now he’s not going to play this year. Now, if he comes back, then it’s clearly a bonus.”
I’ll have more quotes and video from today’s practice, which included a team-wide opposite-hand scrimmage and a shootout competition.