Ruutu (lower body) was activated off injured reserve Thursday. Ruutu is set to draw into the lineup for just the 10th time this season, and is expected to play alongside Travis Zajac and Lee Stempniak on the second line. He'll provide some much needed depth with six other Devils forwards dealing with an injury, and will look to tally his first point after going without one in his first nine contests.
Ruutu (lower body) was on the ice for practice Monday, but didn't participate in line rushes, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Ruutu's first eligible to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's contest against the Avalanche, and his presence at practice Monday certainly bodes well for his chances of playing when first eligible. However, his progress at practice over the next couple days should provide a clearer picture of a potential timetable.
Ruutu (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Friday to allow the Devils to recall a trio of players from AHL Albany. Ruutu has been heavy hit by the injury bug this season, missing 32 contest thus far. In his nine outings, the 32-year-old has been a non-factor, recording zero points and a mere one shot on goal per game.
Ruutu will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Stars, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Ruutu missed the Devils' last two games due to an illness, but has apparently recovered from the ailment, and will simply be a healthy scratch for Saturday's matchup with Dallas. The 32-year-old winger has failed to tally a single point in eight games this season.
Ruutu (illness) stayed back in New Jersey ahead of Wednesday's road date with the Senators, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. After Wednesday night, the Devils will head back home to prepare for their next game Saturday against the Stars. We believe the Devils will provide an update on his status ahead of that contest.
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