Hammer placed on waivers, claimed by NYR
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03-05-2013, 01:58 PM
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Weren't there injury concerns with Mitchell at the time? I thought I remembered him being looked at by a couple clubs and the only team willing to give him 2 years was the Kings. It's no sure bet that Mitchell would have stayed healthy here for 2 seasons and the move would have been pooped on relentlessly while people wondered why the Caps didn't sign someone without any injury concerns like Roman Hamrlik.
I believe Mitchell was coming off of a concussion at the time and their were major concerns with that with his old team the Canucks. Believe it came down to the Kings/Caps and Canucks and it was the length of the deal that was the deciding factor for Mitchell.
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