Martinez Activated; Mitchell Placed On IR

Move of Mitchell to IR is retroactive to December 1

Thursday, 12.08.2011 / 2:55 PM / Press Releases
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Martinez Activated; Mitchell Placed On IR

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenseman Alec Martinez from the injured reserve list (upper body injury) and have placed defenseman Willie Mitchell on the injured reserve list, retroactive to Dec. 1 (lower body injury), Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.  

Martinez has missed the last 10 games due to the injury, which he suffered on November 12 in a game against Minnesota.  In 16 games this season he has two points (both goals) and two penalty minutes.  He is expected to play tonight.

Mitchell suffered his injury Dec. 1 in a game against Florida.  He has played 25 games this season, recording six points (1-5=6), six penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating.

The Kings host Minnesota tonight (Thursday) at STAPLES Center at 7:30 p.m.  The game will be broadcast on FS West and KTLK 1150.