The Sad Truth Behind Brandon Sutter's Forced Retirement Comes to Light

Published October 3, 2023 at 10:33
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     

Edmonton Oilers Release Veteran from PTO; Sutter Announces Retirement



Yesterday, the Edmonton Oilers made an official announcement regarding the release of Brandon Sutter from his Professional Tryout. Simultaneously, Sutter declared his retirement from professional hockey.


However, it wasn't the Oilers' decision to part ways with him, as revealed by an NHL insider.


Sutter's return to the ice had always been a tough challenge. Although he had signed a PTO earlier in the summer, his last game was played during the 2020-21 season. His encounter with COVID-19 left a lasting impact, fircing him to miss two full seasons.

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Sutter's Retirement Due to Health Concerns



Mark Spector disclosed that Brandon Sutter chose to retire due to concerns stemming from Long Covid. He convened a meeting in Seattle with Oilers GM Ken Holland, head coach Jay Woodcroft, and trainer TD Forss to convey his inability to continue with his PTO.

"Brandon Sutter called a meeting Sunday in Seattle with Oilers GM Ken Holland, head coach Jay Woodcroft, and trainer TD Forss, to tell them he could not go on with his PTO.

Holland: "He had some health concerns and he just felt that he was going to end his career."

Long Covid..."


Sutter had actively participated in the Oilers' training camp, raising hopes of securing a spot in the opening night lineup. It's regrettable to witness a player forced to retire under such circumstances, but we extend our warmest wishes to him as he embarks on this new chapter in life.

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