John Mitchell C COL 5 Months

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.

John Mitchell C COL 5 Months

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.

John Mitchell C COL 5 Months

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.

John Mitchell C COL 5 Months

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.

John Mitchell C COL 5 Months

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.

John Mitchell C COL 5 Months

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.

John Mitchell C COL 6 Months

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.

John Mitchell C COL 6 Months

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.

John Mitchell C COL 6 Months

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.

John Mitchell C COL 6 Months

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

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. Mitchell is a decent hockey player but he relly doesn't have any fantasy value.