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37 Jarkko Ruutu LW
Height/Weight: 6-1/204 | Birthdate: 8/23/1975 | Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland | Team: | College: Michigan Tech | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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4/22/2011

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ducks' Ruutuu Gets One-Game Suspension

News: Ruutu was suspended for one game by the NHL on Thursday for a late hit on Nashville's Martin Erat on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference playoff series, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: Ruutu will sit out Game 5 on Friday night in Anaheim, while Erat will miss at least that contest, as he suffered an upper-body injury from the Ruutu hit.

2/18/2011

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu Cleared to Make Ducks Debut Saturday

News: Ruutu received his visa Friday and will eligible for Saturday's game against the Blues, according to the Ducks' official Twitter page.
Analysis: The Ducks have not said what line Ruutu will play with, but expect him to make his team debut Saturday night.

2/18/2011

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ducks' Ruutu Won't Play Friday

News: Ruutu will not be available for Friday's game against Minnesota due to visa issues, the Ducks' official site reports.
Analysis: Ruutu was recently acquired from Ottawa and still needs to get his U.S. work visa squared away before he can suit up for the Ducks. Anaheim plays again Saturday, followed by a three-day break.

2/17/2011

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Senators Trade Ruutu To Ducks

News: Ruutu has been traded to the Ducks from Ottawa in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, according to the Senators Official Twitter Feed.
Analysis: Well, Ruutu has to be happy here, as he'll go from one of the early sellers and a team out of the playoff chase to a team that's trying to make its push that just so happens to play its home games in sunny Southern California. He'll bring his penalty killing and chippy skills to the left coast for a team that's making a number of trades ahead of the deadline.

2/7/2011

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Senators' Ruutu Out Monday

News: Ruutu (lower body) will not play in Monday's game against the Canucks, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: Ruutu played last Wednesday after missing three games, but he did not suit up Saturday and will miss another game Monday night. Ruutu felt he would be able to play Monday, so fortunately it does not sound like his latest absence will be a long one.

2/2/2011

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Sens' Ruutu Returns To Action Wednesday

News: Ruutu will return to Ottawa's lineup for Wednesday's home game against Detroit reports the Ottawa Sun.
Analysis: He missed the last two weeks with an undisclosed lower body injury.

1/24/2011

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Sens' Ruutu Now Out At Least Two Weeks

News: Contrary to original reports, Ruutu (lower body) is going to be out a couple of weeks reports the Score's Daniel Slater.
Analysis: He'll likely be back in action about a week after the All-Star break. Bobby Butler has been recalled from Binghamton of the AHL to take his place.

1/24/2011

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Sens' Ruutu Out Week With Lower Body Injury

News: Ruutu will sit out a week of action nursing an undisclosed lower body injury reports the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch.
Analysis: Winger Bobby Butler will be recalled to fill his place in the lineup. Ruutu should be back in action after the All-Star break. Look for him to be moved to a contender before the Feb. 28 trade deadline as Ottawa is now officially in rebuild mode.

12/31/2010

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Senators' Ruutu Receives Healthy Scratch

News: Ruutu will be a healthy scratch for Friday's tilt against Columbus, the Senators' official site reports.
Analysis: The Senators will give a look to recently recalled Jim O'Brien. Ruutu has managed just eight points in 38 games this season.

12/6/2010

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Senators' Ruutu Collects Assist Amidst Minutes Drop

News: Ruutu notched his fifth assist of the season Sunday in a 3-1 win against the Rangers.
Analysis: After averaging at least 10 minutes on the ice in 21 of the first 22 games, Ruutu has played double-digit minutes in just two of the past six contests.

10/25/2010

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Penalty Box Still a Second Home For Sens' Ruutu

News: Ruutu has 17 penalty minutes in eight games this season.
Analysis: Much like his brother, Tuomo Ruutu of Carolina, Jarkko plays with a high degree of intensity. The large number of penalty minutes is nothing out of the ordinary for the Ottawa winger, as he's finished with no less than 121 PIMs since becoming a full-time player in 2003.

2/14/2010

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu notches 10th goal, 20th point

News: Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu scored a goal during Sunday's game against the Islanders. Ruutu opened the scoring 6:16 into the first with his 10th goal and second in four games.
Analysis: Ruutu notched his first 10-goal, 10-assist season with his score on Sunday. He had never managed that in his first nine seasons. While it is a nice career feat, 20 points isn't a big deal in Fantasy. Ruutu remains more of a checking-line presence and flier in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

1/3/2010

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu has three goals in nine games

News: Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu scored a goal, tallied an assist and finished at plus-1 on Sunday against the Flyers. Chris Neil fed Ruutu in front to make it 3-1 at 10:27 of the first period. It was his third goal in nine games.
Analysis: Ruutu has been playing good hockey since mid-December and a big reason for his success is that he isn't taking silly penalties. That's good for the Senators but bad for Fantasy owners since Ruutu is mostly owned in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM. It will be interesting to see which Ruutu shows up the rest of the season. He still isn't putting a ton of points on the board, so Ruutu has minimal Fantasy appeal until further notice.

12/10/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu has only one December penalty

News: Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu failed to record a point and finished at even in 10:11 of ice time on Thursday against the Flyers. He also spent two minutes in the penalty box. Ruutu has one goal and one assist in six December games, but has only two penalty minutes.
Analysis: Ruutu hasn't gotten into a fight since Nov. 17 and has just three minor penalties in his last 12 games. It's a bit odd since Ruutu is a hot head, but it seems Ottawa is telling him to keep his silly penalties to a minimum. It still might only be a matter of time before Ruutu loses it, so keep him active in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

10/29/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA J. Ruutu adding offensive game?

Jarkko Ruutu

J. Ruutu adding offensive game?

News: Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu scored his third goal of the season Wednesday in a win over Florida. He already has six points on the year after averaging 16.8 points over his last five seasons.
Analysis: Ruutu's Fantasy value is usually based on his ability to make his way to the penalty box on a consistent basis, but he's shown some more offensive touch so far in 2009-10. Owners in deeper leagues that reward PIM should keep a close eye on his numbers over the next couple of weeks.

10/16/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA Ruutu nets three points, plus-3

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu nets three points, plus-3

News: Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu scored a goal, tallied two assists and finished at plus-3 during Thursday's game against the Lightning. Ruutu capped the scoring as he beat Mike Smith with a tip-in goal 17:01 into the third. It was his second goal in three games.
Analysis: Ruutu has four points in six games and has shown a decent offensive game from the team's checking line. However, he won't keep up this pace. Ruutu might threaten for 20 points, but he is still best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM and short-handed stats.

3/3/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Penguins fail to land Ruutu

News: The Ottawa Citizen reports the Penguins tried to trade for Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu, but the asking price was too much and Pittsburgh has moved on to other deals.
Analysis: Ruutu spent the previous two seasons with the Penguins before signing as a free agent with Ottawa over the summer. Pittsburgh obviously would like to have the enforcer back, but just couldn't pull it off. Ruutu still remains just a flier in leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

3/1/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu has two goals in four games

News: Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu scored a goal and finished at plus-1 during Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs. Ruutu tied the game at 2 with his fifth goal 4:33 into the second. It was his second score in four games.
Analysis: Ruutu now has 15 points on the season and is just two away from tying his career-high. Ruutu has marginal offensive skills and is more on the ice for his checking-line presence. His best Fantasy value lies in leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

2/2/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ottawa makes coaching change

News: Craig Hartsburg lasted less than one season with the unraveling Ottawa Senators, who suddenly have a revolving door behind the bench. Unable to turn around a team that reached the Stanley Cup finals in 2007, Hartsburg was fired as coach Monday just 48 games into a season in which the Senators have the NHL's third worst record. The Senators made their first trip to the finals two years ago and now are likely to miss the playoffs for the first time in 13 seasons. The decision to replace Hartsburg with Cory Clouston was made by general manager Bryan Murray after Ottawa lost 7-4 at Washington on Sunday. Hartsburg signed a three-year contract in June. "We kept hoping there would be some change in our performance, which didn't seem to be taking place," said Murray, who coached the club to the finals before taking over as GM. "We just weren't making any progress. We're struggling to keep up."
Analysis: Clouston, promoted from the AHL's Binghamton Senators, is the team's fourth coach since Ottawa lost in five games to Anaheim in the 2007 finals. Murray returned behind the bench for the final 18 regular-season games (7-9-2) after he fired first-year coach John Paddock in February. The momentum of the finals appearance carried into last season when the Senators won 15 of their first 17 games. Since then, they have had a losing record and barely managed to hang on for a playoff spot last spring. The Senators were swept out of the first round in four games by Pittsburgh. The slide continued this season, even with a fresh voice in Hartsburg behind the bench. Scoring is down for the club's three offensive stars -- Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza. There has been little offense as well from Mike Fisher, Antoine Vermette, Chris Neil and Chris Kelly. The once-feared Ottawa attack has become among the lowest-scoring in the league, and many point to the failure of defensemen to move the puck. In recent years, Zdeno Chara, Wade Redden, Andrej Meszaros and Joe Corvo have been among the defensemen who have left Ottawa either by trade or through free agency. Ottawa hasn't gotten much production from their blue line outside of Filip Kuba. Clouston will likely let the Big Three fire at will, but it will be interesting to see if he can get the other supporting characters back to being viable Fantasy options.

1/30/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu nets major penalty, misconduct

News: Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu didn't have a point and finished at even in 11:51 of ice time Friday against the Blue Jackets. He did manage to rack up 15 penalty minutes after getting in a fight with R.J. Umberger in the second period and then getting hit with a game misconduct. Ruutu has three major penalties and three misconducts this season.
Analysis: Ruutu is now up to 91 penalty minutes on the season. He was suspended in early January for biting the hand of Andrew Peter during a fight, but he has been relatively quiet ever since. Ruutu is still going to get in trouble from time-to-time and his best Fantasy value still lies in leagues that reward heavily for PIM.

1/13/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu returns from biting incident

News: Jarkko Ruutu returned to the Senators' lineup Tuesday against the Hurricanes after serving a two-game suspension for biting Sabres forward Andrew Peters' hand. Ruutu didn't have a point in 11:16 of ice time and finished at minus-1.
Analysis: Ruutu is back from his bizarre suspension, but just because he got caught doesn't mean he isn't going to lose his edge as an enforcer. He just might try to stay to more normal tactics. Ruutu has limited Fantasy appeal outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM and short-handed stats.

1/8/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu begins two-game suspension

News: Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu served the first game of a two-game suspension Thursday against the Bruins for biting Buffalo's Andrew Peters.
Analysis: Ruutu has always been a troublemaker, although this biting incident would definitely be the most bizarre of his career. Lauded more for his defensive skills and enforcer-type play than his offensive prowess, Ruutu has limited Fantasy appeal outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM and short-handed stats.

1/7/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA Ruutu suspended two games

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu suspended two games

News: Ottawa RW Jarkko Ruutu has been suspended for two games by the NHL for a biting incident that occurred in Tuesday night's loss to Buffalo. Ruutu will miss Thursday's game against Boston, the Northeast Division leader, and Saturday's home game against the New York Rangers. He is eligible to return Jan. 13 against Carolina.
Analysis: Ruutu has always been a troublemaker, although this biting incident would definitely be the most bizarre of his career. Lauded more for his defensive skills and enforcer-type play than his offensive prowess, Ruutu has limited Fantasy appeal outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM and short-handed stats.

1/7/2009

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

J. Ruutu could be in trouble

News: The NHL is reviewing whether to discipline Ottawa Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu for biting Buffalo Sabres LW Andrew Peters through his gloved thumb during a game. If a suspension is warranted it would be announced before the Senators game at Boston on Thursday. The force of Ruutu's bite ripped Peters' glove off and broke the skin on the player's right thumb. It happened in the first period of Buffalo's 4-2 win Tuesday night when Peters forcefully rubbed the palm of his glove into Ruutu's face at the Senators bench. Ruutu denied that he bit Peters despite replays showing he chomped down on the player's glove.
Analysis: Ruutu has always been a troublemaker, although this biting incident would definitely be the most bizarre of his career. Lauded more for his defensive skills and enforcer-type play than his offensive prowess, Ruutu has limited Fantasy appeal outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM and short-handed stats.

12/19/2008

Jarkko Ruutu, LW, ANA

Jarkko Ruutu

Ruutu nails down short-handed tally

News: Senators RW Jarkko Ruutu scored the team's only goal during a 5-1 loss to the Devils Friday. The Senators, mired in an offensive slump, got a second-period goal from an unlikely source: Ruutu. His short-handed tally at 8:37 was only Ottawa's fifth goal in the last five games. It was his first goal since Oct. 17 and first point in seven games.
Analysis: Ruutu now has two short-handed scores in the last two seasons. Lauded more for his defensive skills and enforcer-type play, Ruutu has limited Fantasy appeal outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM and short-handed stats.