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7 John Mitchell C
Height/Weight: 6-1/204 | Birthdate: 1/22/1985 | Birthplace: Oakville, Ontario, Canada | Team: Colorado Avalanche | College: None | NHL Experience: 6 | Salary: $1,100,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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8:36 AM

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Gets Two Points In First Game Back

News: John Mitchell (leg) contributed a goal, assist, two PIM and four shots on goal in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Analysis: Just for good measure, John Mitchell laid two hits and blocked three shots defensively, making for a strong all-around outing in his return from injured reserve. He's been a quality depth center for the Avs over the last two seasons, but injury issues have somewhat limited his overall impact.

12/20/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs Activating Mitchell (Leg) From IR

News: John Mitchell (leg) will be activated from injured reserve in advance of Saturday's game against the Sabres, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: John Mitchell is set to center the Avs' third line, with Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla flanking him on the wings. Injury issues have limited Mitchell to 17 of a possible 31 games this season, with the 29-year-old contributing six points over those contests.

12/18/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell To Be Held Out Thursday

News: John Mitchell (leg) will not return to the lineup Thursday against the Penguins, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: John Mitchell's participation in Wednesday's practice looked like it would be enough to ensure his return to the lineup, but the team will give him a little more time to regain some conditioning. He's still expected to play in one or both of the remaining two games on the Avs' road trip.

12/17/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Probable For Thursday

News: John Mitchell (leg) is probable to return to the lineup Thursday against the Penguins, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: John Mitchell resumed skating with the team last Friday and seems to be on track to get in a full practice or two by the time the Avalanche play their next game. He would likely slot in as the Avs' third-line center if he's indeed activated prior to Thursday's contest.

12/13/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Limited In Friday's Practice

News: John Mitchell (leg) joined his teammates on the ice for a limited portion of Friday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: It doesn't appear John Mitchell has been cleared for contact work, but his appearance during the practice nonetheless qualifies as a positive sign. The Avalanche hope to have him available at some point during their upcoming three-game road trip, which lasts from Dec. 18 to 21.

12/11/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avalanche Place Mitchell On Injured Reserve

News: The Avalanche placed John Mitchell (leg) on injured reserve Thursday, retroactive to Nov. 29.
Analysis: John Mitchell has already been sidelined over a week, so he will be eligible to resume playing whenever he is healthy. However, his return does not appear imminent, given his lack of recent on-ice participation. The Avalanche will stash him on injured reserve in order to open up a roster spot for Dennis Everberg.

12/10/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Listed As Out

News: John Mitchell (leg) will miss his third straight game Tuesday against the Predators, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: It sounds like the Avalanche are viewing John Mitchell as out indefinitely at this time, providing little clarity as to when he might be able to return to the lineup. The Avalanche have recalled Paul Carey and Borna Rendulic over the last two games to help round out their forward corps.

12/4/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell To Miss Second Straight

News: John Mitchell (leg) will miss his second straight game Thursday versus the Flames, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: John Mitchell hasn't been on the ice since suffering the ailment Saturday night, just the latest setback in an injury-riddled campaign for the forward. He has six points in 17 games on the season.

11/29/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avalanche's Mitchell Suffers Leg Injury Saturday

News: John Mitchell is doubtful to return to Saturday's game against the Stars after suffering a leg injury.
Analysis: John Mitchell entered Saturday's game with a preexisting leg injury, though it's still unclear whether or not Saturday's injury is related or fresh. With his return in doubt, he should be considered day-to-day moving forward into Monday's game against the Canadiens.

11/28/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Will Return Saturday

News: John Mitchell (leg) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: John Mitchell was a full participant in Friday's practice and was given clearance to return following a three-game absence. The forward has three goals and five points in 16 games this season.

11/26/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avalanche's Mitchell Out Wednesday

News: John Mitchell (leg) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: John Mitchell will miss Wednesday's game after tweaking his leg injury during Colorado's morning skate. Consider him questionable for the Avalanche's next game Saturday.

11/26/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Unlikely To Play Wednesday

News: John Mitchell (leg) appears unlikely to play Wednesday against the Blackhawks after he left the Avs' morning skate in discomfort, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: John Mitchell was grimacing in pain as he exited the ice after apparently tweaking his existing leg injury, which will likely force him out of action for the third straight game. As a result, expect Ben Street to receive another look as the Avs' third-line center.

11/26/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell (Face) Out Second Straight Game

News: John Mitchell (leg) will not play Tuesday against the Coyotes, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: John Mitchell didn't even make the trip to Arizona for the game, as he continues to recover from the injury he's believed to have sustained last Thursday against the Capitals. Since it doesn't sound like he's resumed skating yet, it appears doubtful that Mitchell will be able to play in Wednesday's home date with the Blackhawks.

11/22/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell (Leg) To Miss Saturday's Game

News: John Mitchell will sit out Saturday's game against the Hurricanes with a leg injury.
Analysis: The Avalanche have been absolutely decimated by injuries of late, as the team was forced to move all of Dennis Everberg, Jamie McGinn and Brad Stuart to injured reserve a day earlier to get some healthy bodies onto the active roster. John Mitchell's concern looks minor by comparison and he's being labeled as day-to-day, but the forward will probably need to get in a practice before the Avalanche use him in a game.

11/13/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Projected To Play On New Line

News: John Mitchell is projected to play alongside Gabriel Landeskog and Jarome Iginla in Thursday's game against the Rangers, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Coach Patrick Roy continues to change up his lines, hoping to find some offense from a struggling Avs team. John Mitchell has recorded just two goals and two assists in 13 games this season, while playing on the third line. Even on a new line, he should not draw consideration from fantasy owners.

11/5/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Pots Goal In Loss

News: John Mitchell scored his second of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.
Analysis: John Mitchell opened the scoring just 1:15 into the game, and Colorado was able to make it 2-0 later in the period before surrendering the game's final five goals. He should put up somewhere in the range of 20-30 points, which doesn't merit a ton of fantasy consideration.

10/17/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Scores Shorthander In Season Debut

News: John Mitchell (head) christened his return from injured reserve Thursday against the Senators with a shorthanded goal in the first period.
Analysis: John Mitchell saw 13:02 of ice time in his season debut, winning eight of his 14 faceoffs. He began the game on the Avs' fourth line, but it didn't take long for coach Patrick Roy to elevate him up to the third line by game's end. Though not a prominent scorer, Mitchell has been able to deliver a goal in his first game of the season for three years running.

10/16/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell To Make Season Debut Thursday

News: John Mitchell (head) will be activated from injured reserve and play Thursday against the Senators, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Coach Patrick Roy said that John Mitchell would be used as either a center or wing on the first line in his season debut. Mitchell thrived as the Avs' third-line center of choice last season with 32 points and a plus-13 rating over 75 games, but the additions of Jarome Iginla, Dennis Everberg and a healthy Alex Tanguay to the Avs' top-nine forward ranks could relegate Mitchell to bottom-line duty until further notice.

10/16/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avalanche's Mitchell Could Play Thursday

News: John Mitchell (head) could play Thursday against the Senators.
Analysis: John Mitchell has been dealing with migraines the last several weeks, but he has been cleared to play by team doctors, and could take the ice as soon as Thursday. Mitchell should play soon if he does not Thursday, but expect an update on his status whenever he officially comes off injured reserve.

10/8/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs Move Mitchell To IR

News: John Mitchell (head) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: John Mitchell has shown some improvement in his bout with migraines in recent days, but not significant enough to allow him to play in Thursday's season opener. The Avs will be able to activate Mitchell from injured reserve whenever he's deemed ready to go, which could come quickly once he's cleared for contact.

10/1/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell May Miss Season Opener

News: John Mitchell (migraines) skated at practice on Wednesday and is feeling better, but according to head coach Patrick Roy, the forward is unlikely to play in Colorado's season opener, and could miss time beyond that, Adrian Dater of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Coming off a season in which he set career marks in assists and points, John Mitchell was expected to center the third line for the Avs entering the regular season. His continued issues with migraines will chance that plan, leaving Daniel Briere as the most likely candidate to step in as the No. 3 center. When healthy, Mitchell is generally used valued for his work on the penalty kill, which doesn't lend itself to much high-level fantasy utility. That being said, his serviceable 32 points and plus-13 rating over 75 games a season ago shows he can carry some value in deeper formats.

9/18/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Dealing With Migraines

News: John Mitchell's participation in training camp could be limited in the early going while he deals with migraines, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The Avalanche have already announced that the migraines aren't related to the Apr. 11 concussion the center suffered, knocking him out of the remainder of the postseason. While that sounds like a bit of fortunate news, John Mitchell could still be held out of the team's first few preseason games as a precaution. Mitchell is likely poised to open the regular season as the team's third-line center.

4/21/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell On Trip But Won't Play Monday

News: John Mitchell (head) traveled with the Avs to St. Paul for Games 3 and 4 against the Wild but will not play Monday, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: He still hasn't skated since suffering what is believed to be a concussion April 11 against the Sharks. Coach Patrick Roy added that John Mitchell is feeling better and will resume exercising shortly, which is a step in the right direction when it comes to concussions. With the Avs firing on all cylinders in the first two games of the series without both Mitchell and superstar Matt Duchene, there is no immediate need for him to return. When he does, however, he'll likely be back in a third or fourth line depth role, as the Avs' top-six forward machine -- led by the line of Paul Stastny, Gabe Landeskog and Nate MacKinnon that combined for 10 points in Game 2 -- is looking like a juggernaut in the early going of the postseason.

4/18/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell (Head) Remains Out Saturday

News: John Mitchell (head) will not play in Saturday's Game 2 against the Wild, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: John Mitchell continues to recover from a head injury, which kept him out of the final two regular season games, in addition to Thursday's Game 1. The team is listing him as day-to-day, and it's unknown at this time when, exactly, he could make his return.

4/17/2014

John Mitchell, C, COL

John Mitchell

Avs' Mitchell Out With Head Injury For Game 1

News: John Mitchell (head) will not play in Game 1 of the Avs' first-round series against the Wild, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: John Mitchell had reportedly shown signs of improvement in recent days after sustaining a possible concussion last Friday, but he'll be bound for the press box in the Avs' playoff opener. There's still hope he can return to the lineup at some point during the series.