Sutter arrested in Arizona

Flames forward Brett Sutter was arrested by Scottsdale Police early Thursday on suspicion of...

Flames forward Brett Sutter was arrested by Scottsdale Police early Thursday on suspicion of assault.

STEVE MACFARLANE and MICHAEL WOOD, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:33 PM ET

Arrested on suspicion of assault in the early hours of Thursday morning outside a Scottsdale, Ariz., bar, Calgary Flames forward Brett Sutter was back to business Thursday afternoon in Glendale.

Released on bond, Sutter skated with the team at the Jobing.com Arena, sporting a yellow jersey that would indicate he’ll be scratched when they take on the Phoenix Coyotes Friday night.

A mugshot of the 23-year-old Flames centre — complete with his Movember moustache — is making its way across the Internet after the incident.

Scottsdale police allege Sutter, son of Flames GM Darryl Sutter, punched another bar patron as they left at closing time.

“We were immediately made aware of the incident by the individual involved and are in the process of gathering more information to have a full and clear understanding,” said the Flames in a statement Thursday night. “All appropriate people have been notified. However, due to the routine police process required, we are unable to comment any further at this time.”

An arrest report obtained by QMI Agency indicates Sutter was booked into Scottsdale’s district 2 police station just after 2 a.m. Thursday.

Cops confiscated Sutter’s belt, cellphone, two credit cards, a wallet and a bracelet.

He was photographed, fingerprinted and released on bond less than an hour later to someone listed a friend.

Sutter faces a single charge of assault — touched to injure.

Sgt. Mark Clark of the Scottsdale Police said the scuffle transpired as bar patrons flooded out of the American Junkie, a sports bar-and-grill hotspot.

“The supervisor on the scene said that the suspect punched a male bar patron while they were exiting the bar,” Clark said in an e-mail to QMI Agency.

“We don’t know why, or their relationship, (if any).

“Our officers were on scene when it happened and immediately arrested the suspect.”

Clark added there were no injuries that required medical attention.

After a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday in Denver, the team was given the day off in the desert.

They played paintball in Scottsdale, and then split up during the evening.

steve.macfarlane@sunmedia.ca


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