Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is upon us, and with it comes a dearth of injury information. Last week, to use a contemporary example, Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault told reporters that Cory Schneider was dealing with a “body” injury and was considered “day-to-day”.
Defenseman Matt Greene was also deemed “day-to-day” by Darryl Sutter on Friday with “something else” that did not have to do with the back injury that caused him to miss 42 games.
Greene skated with Alec Martinez during Monday’s practice at the Scottrade Center but could not go into details about the hindrance that kept him out of the final regular season game when speaking to reporters.
Matt Greene, on his undisclosed injury:
“It’s fine. Everything’s good. Life is good.”
Greene, on whether he’s ready for another playoff grind:
“Yeah. I think so. I think the guys have been playing hard all year. I think it has been a playoff atmosphere for the whole season with the games playing every other day pretty much through all 48. Everybody’s done a good job of playing to it, and I think everybody’s ready for it for this year.”
Greene, on whether he’ll play Tuesday night:
“I don’t know what they’re doing yet for the lineup. That’s it. But I mean, I think lets figure out what happens.”
On whether he has been medically cleared:
“I have no idea. I just do what they tell me.”
Darryl Sutter, on whether Greene is ready to go:
“He practiced with the team, so that means he’s healthy.”