Missed majority of 2011-12 recovering from off-season hip surgery and as a healthy reserve. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from San Jose, January 31, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to hand (September 14, 2013 during scrimmage) and shoulder (January 14, 2014 at Boston) injuries and as a healthy reserve.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter