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Kings’ Regehr passes physical; Mitchell needed another surgery

Apr 3, 2013, 1:03 AM EDT

There was good news for the L.A. Kings on Tuesday, and some bad news.

The good news – see the tweet below – focused on blue liner Robyn Regehr, who the Kings acquired in a deal with the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.

The bad news: veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell, who suffered a knee injury during the lockout and required surgery, needed another operation on his injured knee this week, according to a report in the L.A. Times, citing Mitchell’s agent Mike Liut.

The 35-year-old Mitchell, who hasn’t played a game all season, “should be ready for next season,” Liut told the L.A. Times in an email.

Mitchell has one more year left on his two-year, $7 million contract.

The Kings, defending Stanley Cup champions, lost 3-1 to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.

  1. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Apr 3, 2013 at 4:19 AM

    Now if the Kings can put the right Goaltender in the game….

  2. kingsforever - Apr 3, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    “hmmm, Bernier won his last start, Quick lost his last start. Better start Quick then”
    – Darryl Sutter logic

    • ron05342 - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      Imbecile: Quick is the starter. He is going to get more starts. Yes, he let in a bad goal in the third period, but everyone makes mistakes.

      You are talking about the reigning Conn Smythe winner there. I can’t believe how short-sighted some Kings fans are not to see the big picture: As Quick gets more starts in goal, he will be better-tuned for the playoffs.

      You really want a “Vancouver-type situation” in the first round of the playoffs? I don’t.

  3. canucks30 - Apr 3, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    So I guess Dr. Sutter was wrong about Willie’s knee after all?

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