LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenseman Willie Mitchell from the injured list and have placed forward Brad Richardson on the injured reserve list (retroactive to December 10), Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Mitchell, 33, suffered an upper-body injury on November 6 at STAPLES Center during the Kings’ victory against Nashville. He was placed on the injured list on November 9 (retroactive to November 7) and has missed the Kings’ last 14 games. Mitchell is expected to be in the line-up tonight when the Kings play at Detroit.
In 13 games this season, his first with the Kings, he has five points (1-4=5) and five penalty minutes.
Richardson, 25, suffered an upper-body injury on December 9 at STAPLES Center during the Kings’ victory against Calgary. In 26 games this season he has seven points (1-6=7) and 12 penalty minutes.
The Kings begin a five-game road trip tonight in Detroit at 4:30 p.m. (PT). The game will be broadcast on VERSUS, KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network. The Kings then play at St. Louis on Thursday at 5 p.m. (PT) on FS West; at Nashville on Saturday at 5 p.m. (PT) on Ch. 13; at Chicago on Sunday at 4 p.m. (PT) on FS West; and at Colorado on December 21 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) on PRIME Ticket.