Mittelstadt (upper body) will travel with the team for its upcoming two-game road trip and could play either Thursday or Saturday against the Panthers or Hurricanes, respectively, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Mittelstadt has been out of action since the season opener versus Montreal on Oct. 14 but appears to be trending in the right direction. Once given the all-clear, the 23-year-old Minnesota native should be in the mix for a top-six role, possibly even the top line, which would make him a top-half fantasy target.

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