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Ailing Willie Mitchell out of Kings' lineup
Ailing Willie Mitchell out of Kings' lineup

CHICAGO -- Defenseman Willie Mitchell won’t play for the Kings on Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. Coach Darryl Sutter said Mitchell is sick and stayed at the team’s hotel here instead of coming to the rink for the finale of this four-game trip. “Afternoon games are hard on those old guys,” Sutter said, jokingly. Defenseman Matt Greene, activated last week after he recovered from an upper-body injury, was poised to replace Mitchell and play for the first time since Nov. 2 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...

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