The Kings' depth on defense will be tested in their second-round playoff series against the
"Willie's not with us," Sutter said.
He made sure to clarify that point.
"Not with us," Sutter added with emphasis, meaning Mitchell was just not working out in Anaheim. "He's still with us. We felt clearly it was way better -- being this close -- that Willie stay back at our [training] facility and treat him."
Mitchell's readiness to return in the latter part of the series depends on how he responds to treatment. Forward
Greene was supplanted in the lineup in the second half of the regular season by
"I don't think we're going to question his effort; with Greener, his effort is going to be there all the time," Sutter said. "He'll probably do for us in this series what somebody like [