Defender Mike Green was informed by the Edmonton Oilers that he did not wish to be the resumption of the activities of the national hockey League (NHL) this summer.
“Because of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 and after careful consideration, I have decided not to participate in the return-to-play for health reasons family deeply personal,” said Green in a press release sent out on the internet site of the Oilers.
“This has been a difficult decision to take, knowing that I’m going to miss the opportunity to participate in the playoffs with a team that aspires to the Stanley cup. I wish the best of luck to the guys and I appreciate the support of the Edmonton Oilers,” added the back.
The Oilers had made the acquisition of Green of the Detroit Red Wings last February. He will have finally played only two games with the Alberta team, not collecting any points.
The veteran 34-year-old will become a free agent without compensation at the end of the campaign 2019-2020.