Willie Mitchell Injury: Updates on Kings Defenseman’s Status and Return

Updates from Saturday, May 3

Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times has the latest on Mitchell:

Updates from Wednesday, April 30

Helene Elliott of LA Times reports on what the plan is for Willie Mitchell tonight against the Sharks:

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There is never an ideal time for an injury, but the magnitude of any health concerns is much higher in the postseason. 

The Los Angeles Kings may find this out the hard way, as Brodie Brazil of Comcast SportsNet in San Francisco pointed out to fans:

Willie Mitchell’s durability was a huge plus for the Kings during the regular season, as the defenseman played in 76 games. While Mitchell only tallied one goal on the year, which isn’t necessarily that troublesome of a number considering his position, he did have a plus/minus rating of plus-14.

The Kings were fighting for their playoff lives in Game 6 of their series against the San Jose Sharks when Mitchell was injured. San Jose won three of the first five games to take a 3-2 lead, but if Los Angeles can force a Game 7 on Wednesday, it could certainly use Mitchell on the back line.

Check back here for more updates as they unfold.

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