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'Canes send down Sutter for conditioning stint @NHLdotcom

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -The Carolina Hurricanes have sent center Brandon Sutter to their AHL affiliate in Albany for a conditioning stint.

The team said Wednesday their 2007 first-round draft pick would spend up to two weeks in Albany. He is the son of New Jersey coach Brent Sutter and was the ninth member of his famous family drafted into the NHL.

Sutter is eligible to play in Wednesday night's game at Bridgeport. This is the River Rats' first game since four players and a broadcaster were injured when the team bus crashed last week on the way home from a game.

The 20-year-old Sutter has one goal and five assists in 50 games of his first full professional season with the Hurricanes.

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