Calgary Flames forward Brett Sutter was briefly jailed on suspicion of assault after getting into a fight outside a bar in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Police said the 23-year-old Sutter was taken into custody early Thursday after he allegedly punched an unidentified man as the two were leaving the American Junkie bar at closing time. Police said it is unclear what led to the fight or whether Sutter knew the man, who wasn't seriously injured.
Phoenix TV station KSAZ said Sutter was released on bond about an hour after his arrest.
There was no immediate comment Thursday from the Flames about possible disciplinary action against Sutter, who has one assist in four games since being recalled from the minors.
He's the son of Flames general manager Darryl Sutter and nephew of Calgary coach Brent Sutter.
The team organization released a statement later Thursday, saying: "We were immediately made aware of the incident by the individual involved and are in the process of gathering more information to have a full and clear understanding. All appropriate people have been notified. However, due to the routine police process required, we are unable to comment any further at this time."
The Flames have been practising in Scottsdale as they prepare for Friday night's game in Glendale against the Phoenix Coyotes.