San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that forward Torrey Mitchell
has been sent on a conditioning assignment to the Worcester Sharks, San Jose’s top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Mitchell is expected to be in the lineup for Worcester on Friday when they face the Norfolk Admirals in Virginia.
“I’m really excited,” said Mitchell. “I’m flying to Norfolk and hope to be back soon. I’ve been skating two to three weeks and this will be good to get in some game situations.”
Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan is looking forward to getting his speedy center back to the NHL.
“He flew out this morning to play in Worcester on a conditioning assignment,” said McLellan. “It depends on Torrey (as to when he is ready). We’d like to get him comfortable and get him right back.”
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Mitchell has missed the entire 2008-09 season thus far recovering from a leg injury. Last season, his first in the NHL, Mitchell posted 20 points (ten goals, ten assists) and 50 penalty minutes while appearing in all 82 games. He also added three points (one goal, two assists) in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He was named the PlayStation “Sharks Rookie of the Year.”
Sharks blueliner Brad Lukowich was walking around Sharks Ice at San Jose on Wednesday. He is expected to miss around three weeks following his sports hernia operation.
"HIs surgery went well and he's walking around the lockerroom," said McLellan.