Served as a healthy extra in 11 games (2/5-2/11, 2/15-2/27) ... Made his season debut vs LA (2/3) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on Dec. 22 ... Assigned to Hershey (AHL) on long-term injury/illness exception conditioning loan (12/11) ...Missed 45 games due to injury (10/9-12/9, 12/22-2/1).
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