"As you go further down the road in the playoffs, the only way you do it is by having great depth," he said. "There's guys that get a little bit more spotlight, usually because of offensive production."
Talking to reporters at the team's training site Wednesday, Sutter mentioned young winger Tyler Toffoli and defenseman
Filling a gap left by the injury to
Voynov, who established himself as a solid defender last season, has also excelled at the offensive end. His plus-10 rating and five goals are tied for No. 1 among NHL defensemen in the playoffs.
"That's why we put him in a lot of situations to excel at what his skill-set is," Sutter said.