"I think he's played really well for us," Sutter said Friday. "One thing that's a difference from last year with Greener is he's healthy. He missed a lot of games last year with injury, including the playoffs. And there were times during the regular season that he played hurt.
"Where I see it, it's not in a game but I see in practice, he's more mobile because he's healthier."
Greene said he simply wants to "fill in however I can," but there's more to it than that. He was a frequent healthy scratch last season but played 20 playoff games and signed a four-year, $10-million contract to stay with the Kings last summer.
"I think you have something to prove every time you go out there. You prove you can still play and prove to your teammates that you're a good part of going forward with this team," he said. "I think everybody on this team has something to prove every time they dress for a game and get ready to go because you're part of this team and you want to make sure you're doing everything you can to win games."
He also said the Kings' goal for the three-game trip that starts Saturday in Dallas is "to get points. I think we've been struggling on the road to start the year. We've got to come out and get going," he said. "That's been our strength the last few years. We've got to be a good road team. And we've got to get it going on this trip and get points to keep pace with a lot of guys and keep climbing up in the standings."
KINGS AT DALLAS
When: 5 PST Saturday.
On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 790.