- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 25, 2001

Seen and heard last night at National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Fla.:

STILL OUT Calle Johansson missed his fourth game of the season and third in a row with an injury the team has yet to officially describe. The significance? The defenseman missed only six games in the last two seasons combined.
Johansson refused to say where exactly he was hurt badly enough that he couldn't play and wouldn't comment when asked if players had been told by management not to discuss injuries. It is the team's position that if opposing teams know where individuals are injured, they'll aim for that spot. The club says it is protecting its players with the new policy while acknowledging it is against league guidelines.
Johansson did admit that the hit he took from defenseman Kyle McLaren halfway through the second period in Boston Oct. 8 was probably the hardest he had been driven into the boards in his 15 seasons as a professional. That started Johansson's health problems and didn't do much for McLaren, either he's out indefinitely with torn muscles in his chest.
KEEPING BUSY For the first time since 1975, there are no Sutter brothers playing in the NHL; at one time six of them were. Three of the brothers are NHL coaches, two more scout for NHL teams and the sixth, Brent, is the owner, general manager and coach of the Red Deer (Alberta) Rebels in the Western Hockey League.
Duane Sutter coaches Florida, Darryl coaches in San Jose and Brian has taken over in Chicago. Scouting are the Sutter twins, Rich for Minnesota and Ron for Calgary.


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