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Mitchell (hip) will make his season debut on Friday.

Mitchell has missed the first five games of the season with a hip flexor injury, but will play tonight vs. the Jets. Mitchell will replace Cody McLeod in the lineup and is expected to skate with Andreas Martinsen and Joe Colborne.

Source: Adrian Dater 10/28/16, 10:52 am EST

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Mitchell (hip) will not travel to Pittsburgh for Monday’s game.

Mitchell was expected to be in the Avs’ lineup in their season opener on Saturday, but was a late scratch will likely miss at least the next two games. Colorado has a back-to-back in Pittsburgh and Washington on Monday and Tuesday, so don’t look for Mitchell in either contest.

Source: @Avalanche 10/16/16, 9:25 am EST

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Mitchell (oblique) will not play Monday; expected to play on Tuesday.

Mitchell will miss his eighth straight game tonight, but is expected to be in the lineup on Tuesday. Mitchell skated in Matt Duchene’s spot in Monday’s morning skate, but he won’t play until tomorrow.

Source: Terry Frei 11/30/15, 9:56 am EST

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Mitchell (oblique) is not expected to play on Tuesday.

Mitchell missed four games with an oblique injury in early November, played the last two games but will come back out of the lineup tonight in Toronto. With Mitchell out, Chris Wagner, who was claimed off of waivers will make his Avalanche debut.

Source: Mike Chambers 11/17/15, 7:49 am EST

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Mitchell (oblique) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

Mitchell missed the last four games with an oblique injury, but he will be back in the lineup tonight in Boston. Mitchell is expected to replace Ben Street in the lineup. Mitchell has four goals in 11 games this season.

Source: Mike Chambers 11/12/15, 11:14 am EST

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Mitchell (leg) will miss 7-10 days.

Mitchell returned to the Avalanche lineup on Saturday, but only played 4:13 before suffering a leg injury and retiring to the dressing room for the night. He will miss all three games the Avs have this week, but he could be back next Tuesday vs. Nashville.

Source: Adrian Dater 11/30/14, 9:02 am EST

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Mitchell (leg) is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday.

Mitchell has missed the last three games with a leg injury that he suffered last Thursday. He was on the ice for Avalanche practice on Friday and Paul Carey was sent back to the AHL, both signs that Mitchell should be back tomorrow vs. Dallas.

Source: Mike Chambers 11/28/14, 8:59 am EST

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Mitchell (leg) will not play on Saturday.

Mitchell suffered an apparent leg injury during Friday’s practice and will not play on Saturday vs. the Hurricanes. The Avalanche are severely banged up right now and that will push Daniel Briere into the top-6.

Source: Adrian Dater 11/22/14, 8:40 am EST

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Mitchell (concussion-like symptoms) will make his season debut on Thursday.

Mitchell has not played in an NHL game since April 10th due to concussion-like symptoms, but he will centre the Avalanche fourth line tonight in Ottawa. The Avs will ease him back him, but the idea is that he will eventually be back in his usual spot as the third line pivot.

Source: Mike Chambers 10/16/14, 9:56 am EST

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Mitchell (concussion) is unlikely to play in the first round.

Mitchell missed the final two games of the regular season and likely will not play in the first round vs. Minnesota. Mitchell had scored two goals with four assists in seven games since returning from a back injury.

Source: Adrian Dater 04/14/14, 1:54 pm EST

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Mitchell (back) will be back in the lineup on Saturday.

Mitchell has missed the last four games after a frightening collision with the boards that turned Mitchell into a human lawn-chair on March 18th. Mitchell is still sore but ready to go, after a week of having trouble getting out of bed and getting into a car. He will return to the third line, and the Avs will go back to 12 forwards and four complete lines.

Source: Mike Chambers 03/28/14, 12:29 pm EST

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Mitchell (back) did not skate on Friday morning.

Mitchell, who suffered a back injury on Tuesday will likely miss his second straight game tonight when the Avs take on the Bruins. Colorado was expecting to have him back tonight, but it looks like Tuesday in Nashville is more likely.

Source: Adrian Dater 03/21/14, 9:06 am EST

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Mitchell was taken to a hospital Tuesday night for X-rays on his back after a scary collision into the boards.

Mitchell was hurt after losing an edge on his skates while trying to check Montreal's Lars Eller. Mitchell slid back-first into the end boards and was down for a couple of minutes. Mitchell did skate off the ice under his own power, accompanied by a trainer. The Avs had no immediate word on the extent of the injury, although Mitchell did accompany the team to Winnipeg, where it will play Wednesday night. "We'll know more (Wednesday)," Avs coach Patrick Roy said.

Source: Adrian Dater 03/19/14, 6:31 am EST

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The Capitals have traded Mitchell and Martin Erat to Phoenix for Rostislav Klesla, prospect Chris Brown and a 2015 4th round pick.

Mitchell, 27, is a 6-foot-5, 216 lbs. forward who has never played in an NHL contest. He has three goals and three assists in 20 games with Hershey (AHL) this season. He is expected to report to Portland (AHL).

Source: Katie Carerra 07/18/18, 1:53 pm EST

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Mitchell (flu) did not skate for the second straight day.

Mitchell missed his second consecutive practice because of the flu and his availability for tonight's matchup with his former team in jeopardy. Mitchell will be a game-time decision.

Source: Mike Chambers 01/21/14, 9:39 am EST

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With Gabriel Landeskog out tonight, John Mitchell will move onto Paul Stastny and Alex Tanguay's line.

Mitchell scored a goal on two shots in 12:26 of playing time in Wednesday's season opener. He had a career year last season scoring 10 goals and adding 10 assists in 47 games.

Source: Adrian Dater 10/4/13, 9:37 am EST

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