CHICAGO -- Defenseman
Mitchell had suffered an apparent upper-body injury in the first period of the Kings' 5-2 victory at Ottawa on Saturday but returned for the second period before skipping the third. Sunday's game will be the first he will have missed this season; he missed all of last season because of problems relating to knee surgery.
Sutter, who spent his
"It's nice to see a little bit of snow and stay downtown. I've seen a lot of Christmases and winters here over the years," he said.
The Kings on Sunday will complete their sixth back-to-back sequence. They split the first two sets of back-to-back games but swept the next three, with the most recent being the victories at Montreal on Tuesday and at Toronto on Wednesday that launched this trip.
The Blackhawks were expected to start Antti Raanta in goal, less than 24 hours after he was pulled from a 7-3 loss at Toronto. Rookie Kent Simpson will be the backup. With