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Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
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John Mitchell (migraines) skated "hard" Saturday, but he has still not been cleared for contact.
Mitchell has yet to participate in camp. While a valuable and versatile forward for the Avs, with 11 goals and 21 assists last season, the 29-year-old doesn’t offer much in the way of fantasy upside. Sep 20 - 7:29 PM

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John Mitchell did not participate in on-ice activities with the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

Mitchell has been suffering from migraines that Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy says are unrelated to the concussion he suffered last season. The 29-year-old forward is considered day-to-day at this point.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 19 - 7:32 PM

John Mitchell has been experiencing migraines, which could put him on the sidelines when camp opens on Friday.

He had a concussion at the end of the 2013-14 campaign. Mitchell was back on the ice Tuesday for an informal skate, but this setback could cost him some preparation time for the upcoming season.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 18 - 5:57 PM

John Mitchell participated in an informal skate on Tuesday.

He missed the last two games of the regular season and all seven of Colorado's playoff contests due to a concussion. Mitchell will probably be looking for the green light to take contact when the Avalanche meet for physicals on Thursday.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 17 - 11:49 AM

John Mitchell will not play Saturday night in Game 5 against the Wild.

He is still dealing with post-concussion symptoms, and although he is feeling better overall, he is not close to returning to action.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 26 - 12:21 PM

John Mitchell (concussion) may resume exercises soon.

He didn't skate Monday, but he is on the trip with his teammates and coach Patrick Roy said that Mitchell was feeling better. He's still probably out for the first round of the playoffs and his return is unclear.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 21 - 4:46 PM

John Mitchell (concussion) is unlikely to play during the first round of the playoffs.

Coach Patrick Roy said that Mitchell isn't close to being able to return. He hasn't been able to resume work on a stationary bike yet. Mitchell has been out of action since Apr. 10.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 19 - 4:04 PM

John Mitchell (concussion) might be able to return before the end of the first round.

Of course, given that it's a concussion we're talking about, any timetable needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Mitchell wasn't able to participate in Colorado's final two games of the regular season.
Apr 15 - 3:42 PM

John Mitchell has been diagnosed with a concussion.

He isn't expected to be ready to play when the playoffs begin. Mitchell missed Colorado's last two games of the regular season after complaining of headaches on Friday.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 14 - 12:45 PM

John Mitchell did not play Friday night against the Sharks.

He was experiencing headaches which the Avs' coaching staff are concerned may be concussion-like in nature. For now reserve Mitchell and consider him day-to-day.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 12 - 1:00 PM

As initially speculated, John Mitchell will get elevated into a top-six role with the Avalanche.

However, he will start out on the wing alongside Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog. He played between Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn when Matt Duchene was injured on Saturday, but that spot will be occupied by Nathan MacKinnon.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 1 - 8:54 AM

John Mitchell may move into a top-six role on the Avalanche with Matt Duchene injured.

He played between Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn on Saturday after Duchene got hurt. Colorado could also plug Nathan MacKinnon back into center. Mitchell has 10 goals and 28 points in 69 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 31 - 6:36 PM

John Mitchell scored the game-winning goal and added an assist for Colorado in Saturday's game against San Jose.

His 10th goal of the year came during a second-period power play. Mitchell has 28 points in 69 games this season. He returned to Colorado's lineup on Saturday after missing four contests with a back injury. Paul Stastny and Cody McLeod had the team's other markers versus the Sharks.
Mar 29 - 6:27 PM

John Mitchell will indeed suit up against San Jose Saturday afternoon.

He had missed the Avs' last four games due to a back injury but seems good to go and will center the team's third line between Cody McLeod and Max Talbot. Mitchell is a decent hockey player but he really doesn't have any fantasy value.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 29 - 12:28 PM

John Mitchell (back) is expected to return on Saturday.

Mitchell was sidelined for four consecutive contests. It's worth noting that even though he feels up to playing, his back still isn't 100%.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 28 - 5:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
6Joey Hishon
7Tomas Vincour
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Brad Stuart
5Stefan Elliott
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Nick Holden
9Maxim Noreau
10Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra