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RELEASE: Green opts out of NHL's Return To Play Program

D-man informs Oilers President of Hockey Operations and GM Ken Holland he won't be reporting to camp due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19

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EDMONTON, AB - Defenceman Mike Green has informed Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Ken Holland that he will be opting out of the NHL's 2020 Return to Play Program.

"Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and after much consideration, I've decided for deeply personal family health reasons, not to participate in the return to play," Green said in a statement. 

"This has been a hard decision knowing I'm going to miss the opportunity to compete in the playoffs with a Stanley Cup contender. I wish the best of luck to the guys and I appreciate the Edmonton Oilers support."

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