Mike Green was on the ice for another lengthy workout Tuesday, taking part in an optional skate for roughly 45 minutes at KCI as he continues taking steps toward a return to the lineup.

Green has appeared in only 10 games this season because of various injuries, but following his workout the defenseman was noticeably chipper.

"I feel good, I really do," Green said. "Today was a great judging point for me for where I'm at. It's just a matter of me getting into shape and getting myself firing, but today I have a smile on my face. I haven't felt like this for a long time."