Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/15/13
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Who said training camp was boring? So far, the Stanley Cup champion Kings have made one trade and it was revealed Monday that defenseman Willie Mitchell had knee surgery a couple of months ago, and later Anze Kopitar tested his injured knee in a brief session. Mitchell, who suffered a setback following surgery during the lockout, pushed too hard too soon during his rehabilitation, according to Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi. Still, the fact that Mitchell had surgery came as something of a surprise. Coach Darryl Sutter mentioned it, almost off-handedly, in the context of rehabilitation for Mitchell. "He Mitchell is way behind what he should have been," Sutter said. "He should have been a couple of weeks. Now he's already almost at seven." Mitchell, a veteran presence during the run to the Stanley Cup, has not been on the ice with the Kings during camp. Lombardi, in a brief conversation Monday, said the injury to Mitchell's knee was not a ligament issue. The procedure was to...
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