Brandon Sutter played his first full season with the Canucks in 2016-17, potting 17 goals and contributing on special teams. The 28-year-old isn't known for being an elite point producer, but he's a talented two-way center who possesses a very lethal and accurate shot. His awful minus-20 rating this past year is more reflective of the team's overall struggles, so look for him to bounce back in 2017-18. Sutter has seen quality power-play time since arriving in Vancouver, though his production hasn't been great, so it's possible he loses his spot to newcomer Sam Gagner or a young prospect. Sutter is still capable of being a 20-goal scorer, and he should have another decent season on a Vancouver squad that didn't make any drastic changes this offseason.
Sutter scored twice in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over Chicago. Sutter's second goal made it 4-1 and chased netminder Corey Crawford 2:15 into the third, but a furious rally by the hosts almost made it all for naught. While his 17 goals have Sutter just three shy of Bo Horvat for the team lead, he had gone 13 games without one prior to this breakout performance.
Sutter (undisclosed) will rejoin the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blues. Sutter is expected to skate alongside Loui Eriksson and Jayson Megna Thursday evening in what generally results to a cycling of the top three lines. He should also return to the man advantage, looking to break a streak of four straight games without a point.
Sutter (undisclosed) will be a game-time call for Thursday's matchup with St. Louis. Sutter participated in Thursday's morning skate after sitting out the loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. After skating, Sutter seemed optimistic about his chances to play, but ultimately conceded that the decision will be up to the team. Sutter is scoring at a 20-goal rate and has been one of the few sources of offense for Vancouver this season.
Sutter (undisclosed) will not suit up for Tuesday night's game in Pittsburgh, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports. Sutter misses his first game of the season and, with it, another opportunity to play his former team. According to Murphy, the Canucks will dress seven defensemen against the Penguins, meaning that Alex Biega is slated to draw into the lineup for the first time since Jan. 25.
Sutter is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is questionable for Tuesday's matchup with Pittsburgh, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports. Sutter has yet to play against his former team since being traded ahead of the 2015-16 campaign. The 28-year-old is currently stuck in a four-game point drought, but would certainly be motivated to make an impact if he suits up. If the center can't give it a go, the team will need to either recall a player from AHL Utica or play with seven defensemen and 11 forwards as Bo Horvat (leg) has already been ruled out. Vancouver should provide an update prior to puck-drop on SUtter's availability.
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