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Tuomo Ruutu | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
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Tuomo Ruutu (flu) has been officially activated off of the injured reserve list.
Ruutu was already projected to return to the lineup on Wednesday, but this is further confirmation. He has five goals and eight points in 43 games in 2014-15. Jan 28 - 3:48 PM

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Tuomo Ruutu (flu) is ready to return.

Ruutu missed three contests due to the illness, but unlike Jaromir Jagr, Ruutu's illness wasn't later revealed to be the mumps. "I was pretty sick for a while," Ruutu said. "But, you know what? After being sick like that, even though it was nothing serious, there's nothing better than feeling normal. You appreciate it so much more when you're actually healthy." He has five goals and eight points in 40 games this season.
Jan 27 - 11:12 AM

Tuomo Ruutu (flu) should be available to play Wednesday against Toronto.

He's expected to resume practices with the Devils on Monday after the All-Star break is over. New Jersey will have to activate him off injured reserve to get him back in the fold.
Jan 22 - 5:36 PM

Tuomo Ruutu will not be in uniform Monday as he continues to recover from the flu.

Ruutu and Jaromir Jagr have been hit hard with the flu bug and both players have yet to return to skating. Ruutu has five goals and eight points in 43 games this season so he should not be on your fantasy radar.
Jan 18 - 8:16 AM

Tuomo Ruutu (illness) has been moved to injured reserve.

Joe Whitney will skate in his place on Wednesday night. Ruutu was placed on injured reserve to make room for Eric Gelinas' activation.
Jan 14 - 6:11 PM

Tuomo Ruutu (illness) will miss Wednesday's game.

Ruutu won't even travel with the Devils to Los Angeles for that contest. He might join the team later in the three-game road trip. His absence led to the Devils recalling Joe Whitney, who might take Ruutu's place on the fourth line.
Jan 13 - 11:05 AM

Tuomo Ruutu missed Monday's practice due to an illness.

This is the second skate in a row Ruutu has missed due to the disease. The Devils don't play until Wednesday though, so there's still plenty of time for him to recover.
Jan 12 - 11:01 AM

Tuomo Ruutu is not practicing on Sunday because of an illness.

Ruutu's better days are behind him. He has just five goals and eight points in 43 games this season. The 31-year-old has no fantasy value going forward.
Jan 11 - 1:32 PM

Tuomo Ruutu recorded an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to Carolina on Tuesday.

Ruutu has five goals and seven points in 34 games this season. He has only averaged 11:26 minutes per contest in 2014-15, although he's been getting more responsibility lately as the Devils try to get by with several key injured forwards. Ruutu has averaged 14:16 minutes in December.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 06:11:00 AM

Tuomo Ruutu played on Friday after being a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

Ruutu played a team low 7:04 minutes but had four hits in that time span to make his presence felt. It now seems like hits are his biggest contribution in fantasy hockey so do not think about taking him if you do not play that category.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 08:22:00 AM

Tuomo Ruutu is projected to spend Tuesday's game in the press box.

Ruutu has a goal in five games with the New Jersey Devils in 2014-15. He still has some value in the hits department, but his limited playing time is preventing him from making noteworthy contributions in most other categories.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Tuomo Ruutu scored a goal in the Devils' 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo on Tuesday.

Ruutu ended a 10-game goal scoring drought. He now has two goals and six points in 13 contests with the New Jersey Devils.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 09:12:00 AM

After scoring the winning goal and also notching an assist in Saturday’s victory over Carolina, left wing Tuomo Ruutu had two assists Tuesday.

That gives him one goal and three assists in two games playing on the top line with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr. "I want to be physical and, at the same time, I really want to score goals and try to help the team that way, too," said Ruutu, who was acquired a week ago in a trade with Carolina.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Tuomo Ruutu had two assists in the Devils' 2-1 win over Philadelphia.

That gives Ruutu four points in three games since New Jersey acquired him. He wasn't nearly as effective with Carolina prior to the trade, but Ruutu has meshed well with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 09:38:00 AM

Tuomo Ruutu netted the game-winning goal against his former team, the Hurricanes, in the Devils' 5-4 win Saturday night.

Ruutu also had an assist, so he now has six goals and 18 points on the year. All of a sudden, the Devils' puck luck has turned in their favor. New Jersey has scored four or more goals in five of six games since the Olympic break. Still, Ruutu, because of injuries that have sapped some spark from his game, is years away from the days of being a reasonable offensive producer. Adam Henrique picked up two, with Travis Zajac (goal, two helpers), and Damien Brunner scoring the others. Marek Zidlicky registered two helpers.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 09:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Adam Henrique
4Jacob Josefson
5Scott Gomez
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Dainius Zubrus
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Tuomo Ruutu
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Martin Havlat
3Michael Ryder
4Steve Bernier
5Jordin Tootoo
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Marek Zidlicky
4Bryce Salvador
5Eric Gelinas
6Peter Harrold
7Mark Fraser
8Jonathon Merrill
9Adam Larsson
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid