Oilers defenceman Andy Sutton likely to retire at end of season

Oilers forward Taylor Hall shoots wide of the net as Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller lunges to...

Oilers forward Taylor Hall shoots wide of the net as Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller lunges to close the gap during first-period action Monday in Anaheim. (Reuters)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:34 AM ET

ANAHEIM - Andy Sutton wanted to retire on his own terms.

Unfortunately his left knee had other ideas.

On Monday the Oilers defenceman, who’s been on injured reserve all season, stopped by to visit with his teammates in Anaheim and revealed he would be likely be retiring at the end of the season.

“I think the writing is on the wall,” Sutton said. “Just for what I’d have to go through to get back would be a lot and even if I got there, I don’t know if there would be anything for me.

“I found that I’m enjoying the next stage, being around my family and working on some other business stuff and being at home with my wife has been wonderful.”
Sutton had been playing on a bad knee for the latter part of his 13-year NHL career. He blew out his knee working out in the summer, forcing him to undergo surgery and ruling him out for the lockout-shortened season.


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