Heartbreaking Reason This Player Had To Retire Early

Published October 2, 2023 at 11:56 PM

Brandon Sutter, the veteran NHL player, announced his retirement after being released from the Edmonton Oilers' training camp. Sutter had been attempting a comeback after not playing a game since the 2020-21 season. His journey took an unfortunate turn when he contracted a severe variant of COVID-19 during his time with the Vancouver Canucks, resulting in lingering symptoms and a battle with long COVID.

Despite showing promise during the Oilers' training camp, Sutter made the difficult decision to end his NHL return due to ongoing health concerns. It was not the team's choice, as initially assumed, but Sutter himself who called a meeting with Oilers GM Ken Holland, head coach Jay Woodcroft, and trainer TD Forss to express his decision.

Sutter's retirement marks the end of a career that spanned over a decade and included stints with several NHL teams, leaving a lasting impact on the league and its fans.

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Heartbreaking Reason This Player Had To Retire Early

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