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.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets