Missed remainder of 2005-06 due to wrist injury vs. Carolina, November 11, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 2, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Nottingham (Britain), September 24, 2012. Traded to Los Angeles. by Carolina with Carolina's 4th round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kyle Platzer) in 2013 Entry Draft and Carolina's 6th round choice (Jake Marchment) in 2014 Entry Draft for Kevin Westgarth, January 13, 2013.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter