Sutter (jaw) will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season. After missing a large chunk of the season with an abdominal strain, Sutter returned briefly at the end of January before suffering a broken jaw that will ultimately sideline him for the remainder of the campaign. The 27-year-old forward showed promise in his brief healthy stint, posting nine points over 20 games, and should be in line for a top-six role with the Canucks again in 2016-17.
Sutter (jaw) skated Thursday, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports. Sutter isn't expected to return until late March, when the regular-season schedule for the Canucks will have less than 10 games to be played. Still, with Vancouver having the slimmest of chances to end up in the postseason, there's no reason to rush him back.
Sutter (jaw) is expected to miss between six and eight weeks following successful surgery on his jaw. Sutter's impact has been minimal (nine points in 20 games) this season due to injury, and the newest issue could wind up costing him the remainder of the regular season if it's closer to eight weeks than six. The Canucks had been used to playing without him, but his absence will likely result in more lineup appearances for Adam Cracknell and the newly-recalled Alex Friesen.
Sutter will return to Vancouver, and is expected to miss time due to a broken jaw, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The news essentially rules Sutter out for the indefinite future, and more will likely become known following further evaluation when he returns to Vancouver. It's an unfortunate turn for him, but this one hopefully won't cost him as long as the two-plus months he missed earlier in the season due to an abdomen injury. Expect another update on him when he gets an official timetable.
Sutter netted a goal against Nashville in his first game back from injury on Tuesday. Sutter has not been in the lineup for Vancouver since Nov. 10 against Columbus. Tuesday's contest was just the 17th outing for the 27-year-old in his first season with the Canucks. When healthy, the center has been effective, tallying five goals and four helpers on the year.
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