Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford announced Sunday that forward Brett Sutter will be assigned to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League, pending him clearing waivers Monday at noon.
Sutter, 26, is minus-5 with nine penalty minutes in 12 games for the Hurricanes. A sixth-round draft pick (No. 179) of the Calgary Flames in the 2005 NHL Draft, Sutter has one goal, four assists and 36 penalty minutes in 49 career NHL games.
Sutter was Charlotte's captain last season. He scored 19 goals with 29 assists in 70 games.
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings