Isles' Greene 'definitely going to play' next season
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Andy Greene's 14-year career won't end at the hands of a potential cancellation.

The veteran defenseman plans on returning for 2020-21, regardless of whether the current campaign resumes.

"Oh, yeah, for sure, in my mind, I'm definitely going to play," Greene told Newsday's Andrew Gross.

The New Jersey Devils traded Greene - who was the team's captain and longest-serving active member - to the New York Islanders prior to the trade deadline this season. Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello actually signed Greene as an undrafted free agent in 2006 when he was the GM of the Devils.

Greene, 37, is a pending unrestricted free agent but hinted that he'd be open to returning to Long Island.

"I loved my three weeks that I've been there," Greene said. "It's been a very unique situation. The familiarity (with Lamoriello) and the guys have been great. It's a great situation there in terms of everything they do as an organization. I'll focus and worry about what we're going through now and we'll figure everything out later and go from there."

The Islanders would finish outside of the playoffs by point total if the current standings remain. However, by points percentage, they'd surpass the Columbus Blue Jackets for the final wild-card spot.

Greene tallied 14 points in 63 games between the two clubs while averaging 19:33 of ice time per contest.

Isles' Greene 'definitely going to play' next season
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