Sutter (undisclosed) is on the ice for practice Saturday, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports. Sutter skated as an extra forward during Saturday's practice, so it appears as though the Canucks are planning on easing him back in. The 31-year-old forward notched eight goals and 17 points in 44 games during the regular season.
According to coach Travis Green, Sutter missed practice Wednesday because he was "unfit to play." Sutter was likely just given a day off after being a full participant at the first two days of training camp. The 31-year-old pivot notched eight goals and 17 points in 44 games during the regular season.
Sutter collected an assist in Saturday's loss to the Maple Leafs. The point snapped a mini four-game point drought. Prior to that, Sutter had five points in a three-game span. He was playing on the top power-play unit, but Tyler Toffoli has taken that place since being acquired, which is a hit to Sutter's value.
Sutter (illness) will play Tuesday against Montreal, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports. Sutter missed Monday's practice due to an illness, but he's evidently feeling well enough to give it a go against the Canadiens. The 31-year-old vet, who's notched 16 points in 36 games this campaign, is expected to skate on the Canucks' fourth line Tuesday.
Sutter (illness) didn't participate in Monday's practice. Sutter has started to heat up since the All-Star break, recording eight points over 12 games. He'll stay off the ice during Monday's session, but the 31-year-old will aim to shake off the illness by Tuesday's game versus the Canadiens.
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