Mitchell has yet to record a point in 16 games this year.

Sure, he's a bottom-six grinder whose main role is to provide energy and a checking presence, but a big fat goose egg in the points column is surprising for a guy that's produced at a rate of 0.38 points per game (99 in 261 games) over the last four seasons. However, Mitchell's ice time is down to 12:26 per game from the 15-16-plus minutes he's received over that same span, which is further limiting his opportunities.

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