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 really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness