Kings Activate Willie Mitchell from I.R.

Brad Richardson placed on I.R.

Monday, 12.13.2010 / 6:23 PM / Press Releases
Los Angeles Kings
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.