Hutton referred to struggles with his vision during the 2019-20 season in a recent interview, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
The goalie was actually pretty good about not making direct excuses for what was a poor season (12-14-4 record across 31 games and a career-low .898 save percentage) that included one terrible stretch of play in which he went winless from Oct. 24 through Jan. 30. But he did reference the problem -- called convergence insufficiency -- and how he was forced to work through it (and will need to continue to do so) with various eye exercises. No matter how much of an effect the condition had on Hutton's rough campaign, he's likely to enter the 2020-21 season behind Linus Ullmark in the pecking order, though the new Ralph Krueger-led coaching staff seems to prefer more of a direct timeshare. We'll also see if the team adds another goaltender to the mix following yet another missed postseason.