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.
That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4