Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning says forward Brandon Sutter is still experiencing COVID-19 symptoms seven months after the virus swept through the team.
Benning says the veteran forward is "going to be out awhile" as he continues to deal with symptoms consistent with long-haul COVID.
Sutter, a veteran centre, was one 21 Canucks players and four coaches who tested positive during an outbreak in late March, postponing several games and keeping the team off the ice for more than three weeks.
Many experienced symptoms, including extreme fatigue, fever, chills and shortness of breath. Loved ones also fell ill, including wives and children.
Sutter signed a one-year, US$1.25-million contract with the Canucks in July.
The 32-year-old American has played six seasons in Vancouver but his tenure has been marred by various injuries. Last year, he put up 12 points (nine goals, three assists) in 43 games.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 11, 2021.
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