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Sutter expected to address trade

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Brandon Sutter finished the 2012 season with 17 goals and 15 assists as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the No. 8 overall pick were sent to the Penguins for Jordan Staal March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>ASSOCIATED PRESS</em></div> Brandon Sutter finished the 2012 season with 17 goals and 15 assists as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the No. 8 overall pick were sent to the Penguins for Jordan Staal March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
ASSOCIATED PRESS - Carolina Hurricanes' Brandon Sutter (16) tries to score on Florida Panthers goalie Jose Theodore (60) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>ASSOCIATED PRESS</em></div>Carolina Hurricanes' Brandon Sutter (16) tries to score on Florida Panthers goalie Jose Theodore (60) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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By Josh Yohe
Monday, June 25, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Penguins center Brandon Sutter is expected to end his silence today.

Sutter, 23, hasn't spoken publicly since being traded from Carolina on Friday night. A Hurricanes spokesman said Saturday that Sutter was “shocked” by the trade.

Sutter became a fan favorite on and off the ice in Raleigh, N.C., and was named alternate captain at age 22. He had been rumored as part of a package for Staal during the past two months.

Sutter has been a finalist for Carolina's “Media Good Guy” award in each of the past three seasons and was a popular presence in the Hurricanes' locker room.

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