Edmonton Oilers Sign Brandon Sutter to PTO

The Edmonton Oilers have signed Brandon Sutter to a professional tryout contract. 

This is notable news, as Sutter has missed each of the last two seasons due to Long Covid. Yet, now the 34-year-old forward, thankfully, feels healthy enough to try to continue his professional career.

It is not too surprising to see the Oilers bring in a center on a PTO. In fact, this was expected, as the fourth-line center spot is up for grabs at this juncture. Now, they have another potential option to consider in Sutter. Yet, he will first need to earn himself a contract before officially becoming an Oiler. 

Before getting sick, Sutter was well-known as a solid two-way forward. His defensive play allowed him to be an effective player, and he will be looking to use that to land a job with the Oilers from here.

Sutter last played in the NHL during the 2020-21 season with the Vancouver Canucks, where he posted nine goals to go along with 12 points. 

It will be interesting to see if Sutter can earn himself a contract with the Oilers from here. Yet, at a minimum, it is a real win that he feels good enough to play again.

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