Veteran Forward Hoping to Make NHL Comeback

The last time Brandon Sutter appeared in an NHL game was during the 2020-21 season with the Vancouver Canucks. The 34-year-old missed the entirety of last season due to long-term COVID-19 symptoms and did not sign anywhere this past offseason for the same reason. With that, he even questioned whether he would be able to play again. 

Yet, while speaking with Rick Dhaliwal of CHEK TV on Thursday (March 9), Sutter noted that he feels better and will try to resume his NHL career next season - if an opportunity presents itself.

With Sutter missing two years of NHL action, there is no guarantee that he will earn an NHL contract this fall. Yet, when noting that he is a solid bottom-six forward who plays a strong defensive game, there could be a team out there willing to give him a professional tryout contract. Nevertheless, we will need to wait and see if the New York native is back in the NHL during the 2023-24 campaign from here. 

In 770 career NHL games between the Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Canucks, Sutter has 152 goals, 137 assists, and 289 points. 

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