considering our depth at D im glad we drafted forbort.
And yet we only have Toffoli who is a true goal scorer/point producer on the wings. Forbort was a project and we all knew he was going to spend 4 years outside of the AHL/NHL. We could have used those 4 years to get someone like Forbort through the draft (although, perhaps, not as good).
Who else is terrified of rushing Mitchell back and having him set back even longer?
I don't think either side wants that to happen. Mitchell is close to the end of his career, but he still has a year left on his contract. He already had a setback before the lockout ended, I'm sure they'll make sure he's good to go now that everyone is back on the same page.