On the Mike Richards line: “It’s getting Jeff [Carter] and [Mike Richards] someone with them right now to get them going and sustain a pace of play. That’s where their game is right now. That’s the hard part. You got to base it on how they’re playing right now.
On Dustin Penner: “I think our left side has had trouble adjusting to the pace of play. Dustin is in that. Quite honestly he’s had really good shifts and had times where he’s struggled. And that’s strictly being able to sustain pace of play. No different than the other guys. It’s a tough way to be doing it, but you have to base it on how we are playing tonight, not how we did play or how we are going to play because that’s what a shortened schedule does.”
Sutter also discussed Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell. He said how they’re both “locker room” guys and how their leadership is missed. And now it’s up to the young guys on the back-end.