Sharks' Mitchell makes season debut

Updated: April 21, 2009, 11:01 PM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Center Torrey Mitchell is in the San Jose Sharks' lineup for the first time this season in Game 3 of their playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks.

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Mitchell hasn't played all year for the Sharks after breaking his left leg on the second day of training camp. The speedy forward then re-injured his leg during rehabilitation in January, but he's been skating with the Sharks for a few weeks.

Mitchell played in every game for San Jose as a rookie last year, scoring 20 points. Coach Todd McLellan is hoping he injects some life into the Sharks, who lost the first-round series' first two games at home.

To make room, the Sharks scratched 43-year-old forward Claude Lemieux.

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