Mike Green has skated only a handful of times since he suffered a concussion on Feb. 25, when he was hit by the Rangers' Derek Stepan. While he skated in full pads again Monday for about 25 minutes, the defenseman has yet to take part in an entire practice with teammates or one that involves contact since the Rangers game.

The two-time Norris Trophy finalist said he is feeling better, but acknowledged that he was still experiencing symptoms.

"Here and there, but nothing that's progressing to get worse — it's always getting better," Green said. "We've done a great job here with the trainers and the staff of taking the right procedures for me to get better. The unfortunate part is that it does take time. It's nice to get a good skate and hopefully now I can get back on the ice and back playing with the team."

Green wouldn't speculate on when he might be able to return to the lineup for a game. When asked when he might practice with the team again, he only said that while he would like to work out with the team at some point this week, there's no guarantee he will.

"There is a protocol that you have to follow," Green said. "Hopefully this week I'll be able to get out and do a full practice and get that under my belt so I can move forward and take some tests and get back in the game. There's no way to tell. We'll see how it goes this week."