By Paul Armbruster • KingsNewsDaily.com •
LA Kings sorely missed defenseman Willie Mitchell may be getting closer to a return to NHL action. Mitchell, who has not played a game yet this year, has been out with a bad knee. While cleared medically to play, Mitchell has been reluctant to give a timetable for his return. He skated with the team when the season began, giving hope he would be back sooner rather than later but then stopped skating abruptly about a week ago.
However, this morning at the Kings training center in El Segundo, Mitchell was back at it. He spent about 20 minutes skating and taking slapshots. Most of the time he was taking it easy but there were bursts of brisk skating during the session. No other Kings where in attendance.