John Mitchell C COL 5 months ago

Mitchell dished out an assist in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Sharks.

Mitchell's assist was of the power play variety, giving the forward an assist, a power-play point, five hits and skated to a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's loss to San Jose. The assist is Mitchell's third point in the last four games, however, the forward's overall production in the stat sheet has been limited despite an increase in ice time over the past couple of weeks.

John Mitchell C COL 5 months ago

Mitchell tallied a goal in Saturday's win over the Sabres, marking the second straight game he's found twine.

Mitchell has been seeing more frequent top-six minutes of late, making him a bit more interesting in the fantasy realm. However, until he maintains the level of production he's shown over the last two games for a longer period of time, Mitchell probably won't notice a massive surge in his ownership rates.

John Mitchell C COL 6 months ago

Mitchell scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's triumph over the Flames.

Usually deployed on the Avs' second or third line, Mitchell typically hasn't been an overwhelming source of offense, but certainly game through Saturday. He's a decent all-around player (21 points, 115 hits, 30 PIM, and a minus-8 rating over 55 games), though he's doesn't stand out in any one category to increase his value in the fantasy realm.

John Mitchell C COL 7 months ago

Mitchell captured an assist in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.The Avs' third-line center has been a functional depth forward with six goals and 17 points in 41 games, but those outputs probably won't impress most fantasy owners. Things don't seem to be trending in a positive direction for Mitchell, either, as the assist marked his first point in five games.

John Mitchell C COL 8 months ago

Mitchell supplied an assist and four hits in Thursday's win over the Panthers.

Mitchell has been a surprising source of points lately for the Avalanche, tallying two goals and three assists over his last six games. His career numbers suggests he's closer to a half-point per game player, however, so unless he ascends to a top-six role, it may be tough for him to sustain this scoring run.

John Mitchell C COL 8 months ago

Mitchell helped out on both goals in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Blackhawks.

The Avs struck twice in the first 77 seconds of this game, and Mitchell was right in the middle of that offense, ending a five-game scoreless drought during which he'd gone minus-6. With just 11 points in 26 contests, his fantasy value is limited to very deep leagues -- preferably those that give credit for his 64 hits.

John Mitchell C COL 8 months ago

Mitchell (leg) contributed a goal, assist, two PIM and four shots on goal in Saturday's win over the Sabres.

Just for good measure, 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.

John Mitchell C COL 8 months ago

Mitchell (leg) will be activated from injured reserve in advance of Saturday's game against the Sabres, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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.

John Mitchell C COL 8 months ago

Mitchell (leg) will not return to the lineup Thursday against the Penguins, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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.

John Mitchell C COL 9 months ago

Mitchell (leg) is probable to return to the lineup Thursday against the Penguins, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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.