Kings place Mitchell on IR

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, Last Updated: 3:53 PM ET

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings placed defenseman Willie Mitchell on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Mitchell will miss approximately 4-to-6 weeks with a fractured wrist, he suffered during the Kings' 4-1 victory over Nashville on Saturday. Through 13 games this season, he has totaled one goal and four assists.

The Kings signed the 33-year-old to a two-year, $7 million contract in the offseason.


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