Mitchell has not played since Game 6 of the opening round against the San Jose Sharks because of a lower-body injury. He will replace Matt Greene in the lineup.
The Kings played nearly the entire second round against the Anaheim Ducks without Mitchell and fellow veteran Robyn Regehr, who was injured in Game 1 of that series. Jeff Schultz was recalled from the American Hockey League to replace Regehr and has played well in his first NHL action of the season.
Mitchell missed all of last season with an injury, but was instrumental in the Kings' march to the Stanley Cup in 2012.
It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday