Barring any unusual developments, Kings defenseman Matt Greene is expected to return to the lineup Thursday against Columbus.
Greene, who had back surgery in January to repair a herniated disc, has been out of action since the season opener against Chicago on Jan. 19.
Asked if he was good to go, Greene nodded and said yes after Thursday’s morning skate in El Segundo.
“It’s going to be good to get out there. I’m just more interested to see how I’m going to feel out there,” he said. “Not nervous or anything like that.”
The Kings activated Greene from the injured-reserve list Thursday. It has not even been a week since he was cleared for contact.