LA Kings Defenseman Willie Mitchell Might Miss More Than Just This Season

LA Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — As reported by several media outlets, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell will not return this season after a second surgery on his ailing knee.

Mitchell reportedly went too hard on the knee in his rehabilitation work during the Kings’ abbreviated training camp back in January, re-injuring the knee.

Mike Liut, Mitchell’s agent, told Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times that the surgery “…was designed to clean up ‘some debris’ in the knee,” and that “Mitchell ‘should be ready for next season.’”

But on April 3, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi dropped a bit of a bombshell when, as Frozen Royalty reported on Twitter just a few minutes after, he indicated that there is a possibility that Mitchell might not be able to play in the 2013-14 season.

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