Mike Green spoke with reporters during the second intermission of Saturday's game about the three-game suspension he received from the NHL for an illegal check to the head on Lightning forward Brett Connolly.

A full transcript of his comments follows.

Your reaction to the suspension?

Green: "I was obviously disappointed, moreso that I wouldn't be playing. It is what it is. I understand their point. By no means did I intentionally do anything to harm anyone. It's just unfortunate for myself."

What was your view of the play that developed and led to the hit?

"I was just finishing my check, trying to separate him from the puck – pinch him off. It was just a hockey play, hockey read that I made instantly and it didn't turn out well."