Mitchell (concussion) is unlikely to play in the first round.
Mitchell missed the final two games of the regular season and likely will not play in the first round vs. Minnesota. Mitchell had scored two goals with four assists in seven games since returning from a back injury.
Mitchell (back) will be back in the lineup on Saturday.
Mitchell has missed the last four games after a frightening collision with the boards that turned Mitchell into a human lawn-chair on March 18th. Mitchell is still sore but ready to go, after a week of having trouble getting out of bed and getting into a car. He will return to the third line, and the Avs will go back to 12 forwards and four complete lines.
Mitchell, who suffered a back injury on Tuesday will likely miss his second straight game tonight when the Avs take on the Bruins. Colorado was expecting to have him back tonight, but it looks like Tuesday in Nashville is more likely.
Mitchell was taken to a hospital Tuesday night for X-rays on his back after a scary collision into the boards.
Mitchell was hurt after losing an edge on his skates while trying to check Montreal's Lars Eller. Mitchell slid back-first into the end boards and was down for a couple of minutes. Mitchell did skate off the ice under his own power, accompanied by a trainer. The Avs had no immediate word on the extent of the injury, although Mitchell did accompany the team to Winnipeg, where it will play Wednesday night. "We'll know more (Wednesday)," Avs coach Patrick Roy said.
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forwards Carl Hagelin and John Mitchell from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Mitchell is the leading scorer for the Connecticut Whale and a former Toronto Maple Leaf. He could get some even strength minutes as well as power play time but likely holds no fantasy hockey value.
The Rangers trimmed their roster by eight this morning, down to 25, with defensemen Tim Erixon and Blake Parlett and forwards Ryan Bourque, Carl Hagelin, John Mitchell, Kris Newbury and Dale Weise being re-assigned to Connecticut (AHL).