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15 Tuomo Ruutu LW
Height/Weight: 6-0/205 | Birthdate: 2/16/1983 | Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland | Team: New Jersey Devils | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/1
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3/7/2015

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu Picks Up Assist Friday

News: Tuomo Ruutu assisted on Peter Harrold's third-period goal in Friday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu has been a lineup regular since returning from injured reserve in late January, but hasn't provided much production while serving primarily as a bottom-six forward. A stark decline in ice time and a depreciation of skill since his prime years with the Hurricanes in the late aughts seems to have been the primary downfall for Ruutu, who has only 12 points in 61 games. The end could be near for the 32-year-old.

1/29/2015

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

New Jersey Activates Ruutu

News: Tuomo Ruutu (illness) was activated from IR by New Jersey on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu is evidently healthy enough to play Wednesday against the Leafs, but with just eight points and 20 PIM in 43 games to date, he's only an option in deeper formats.

1/28/2015

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu (Illness) On Ice For Morning Skate

News: Tuomo Ruutu (illness) was on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: It looks like the All-Star break provided sufficient time for Tuomo Ruutu to recover from the flu, but it's uncertain if he'll return to the lineup for Wednesday's tilt with the Maple Leafs, the Devils' first game of the second half. He remains listed on injured reserve for the squad, so he'll be questionable to play until he's formally activated.

1/23/2015

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu (Illness) Should Play Next Week

News: Tuomo Ruutu (illness) will resume practicing with the Devils on Monday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu was placed on injured reserve after a case of the flu resulted in the team ruling the forward out for the entirety of its three-game road trip prior to the All-Star break. It looks like Ruutu has since regained his stamina after skating on his own back in New Jersey for the full week, so look for the Devils to activate him for their first game out of the break Wednesday against the Leafs. His return to the lineup should be confirmed following his full participation in Monday's practice.

1/15/2015

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu Placed On IR

News: Tuomo Ruutu (illness) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu isn't expected to return until after the All-Star break, so the Devils' decision to move him to IR isn't a surprising one. Eric Gelinas was activated in a corresponding move.

1/15/2015

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu Unlikely To Join Team For Road Trip

News: General manager Lou Lamoriello said Tuomo Ruutu (illness) is "very doubtful" to join the Devils for the remaining three games on their road trip, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Both Tuomo Ruutu and Jaromir Jagr continue to deal with significant cases of the flu and haven't been progressing as quickly as expected. With the Devils activating Eric Gelinas (illness) in advance of Wednesday's game, either Ruutu or Jagr will be moved to IR to clear a roster spot. After the Devils' road trip concludes, the NHL will break for the All-Star Game, meaning we likely won't see Ruutu back in action until Jan. 28 against the Maple Leafs.

1/13/2015

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu Will Not Make Trip To Los Angeles

News: Tuomo Ruutu (illness) will not travel with the team to Los Angeles for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu has not officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game, but with him staying in New Jersey while the rest of his teammates head west, he almost certainly will not play against the Kings. The Devils will play their next three games on the road, and Ruutu could join the team at some point if he starts feeling better over the next few days.

1/12/2015

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

New Jersey's Ruutu Under The Weather

News: GM/interim coach Lou Lamoriello isn't sure whether Tuomo Ruutu (illness) will be able to travel to Los Angeles for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Per the report, both Tuomo Ruutu and Jaromir Jagr remain under the weather, which clouds the duo's status for Wednesday's contest.

1/11/2015

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Ruutu Misses Practice Sunday With Illness

News: Tuomo Ruutu didn't practice Sunday due to an illness, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu hasn't done much offensively this year for the Devils, posting just eight points (five goals, three assists) in 43 games, and averaging just 11:28 of ice time. Since the Devils don't play until Wednesday, it's possible he will be available, but the team should provide an update on his status prior to the game.

11/22/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu Breaks Scoring Slump

News: Tuomo Ruutu tallied his fourth goal of the season in Friday's 2-0 win over the Oilers.
Analysis: The 31-year-old has found ice time hard to come by while he's remained relegated to a bottom-six role this season. His limited ice time (9:22 per game) has unsurprisingly resulted in meager point totals (five in 19 games).

10/21/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu A Healthy Scratch Tuesday

News: Tuomo Ruutu will be a healthy scratch Tuesday versus the Rangers.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu will sit for the first time this season, as Martin Havlat (face) reenters the lineup. Coach Pete DeBoer could alternate Ruutu and Damien Brunner on the checking line for the games to come, with neither player expected to generate much interest in fantasy leagues as a consequence.

10/12/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu Nabs First Point Of Season

News: Tuomo Ruutu scored one of four first-period goals for the Devils in their 5-1 demolition of the Panthers on Saturday.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu got the Devils' offensive avalanche in motion by putting the puck past goalie Roberto Luongo within the game's first three minutes. A two-time 50-point scorer during his prime with the Hurricanes, Ruutu has settled into a bottom-six role for the Devils in his age-31 season. He'll likely struggle to see more than 13 minutes of ice time on a given night, inhibiting his chances of putting up meaningful production.

4/4/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu Riding Small Streak

News: Tuomo Ruutu grabbed New Jersey's opening goal in Friday's 2-1 win over Washington, his second goal in as many games and third point in three.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu grazed an Eric Gelinas wrist shot in front of the goal to knot up the game on the power play. In the time he's spent with the Devils following his deadline day acquisition, Ruutu has had some productive stretches. He's a versatile player who can be used in all situations and is worth a look in deep leagues as a stopgap during the season's final week.

4/2/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu Notches Goal In Shootout Loss

News: Tuomo Ruutu scored his seventh goal of the season -- and his second as a member of the Devils -- in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Sabres.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu notched his goal with about 13 minutes remaining in the third period, tipping home an Andy Greene shot to tie the game at two. The veteran forward very nearly had a two-goal night, but his breakaway shot attempt in the first period was denied by Sabres goalie Nathan Lieuwen.

3/14/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu To Play Friday

News: Tuomo Ruutu (personal) will play Friday vs. the Panthers, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Ruoto's wife, Emilia, gave birth to the couple's second child Thursday morning, with the proud father joining the team later on in the day following the exciting news. With Tuomo Ruutu back in the fold, coach Pete DeBoer will trot out the same lineup he used Tuesday for Friday's game.

3/13/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Devils' Ruutu On Baby Watch

News: Tuomo Ruutu (personal) missed practice Thursday, but is expected to join his teammates in Florida for Friday's game against the Panthers, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu's wife has been set to give birth for the last few days, and it appears Thursday will go down as the official due date. The forward will take the day off to be with his family before taking a private flight to Florida. He's expected to remain on the top line with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr on Friday night.

3/11/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Ruutu Enjoying Life With Devils

News: Tuomo Ruutu assisted on both New Jersey goals while compiling a plus-2 rating and four PIM in Tuesday's victory over Florida.
Analysis: After going scoreless in his Devils debut, Tuomo Ruutu's put up consecutive two-point games, adding good plus-minus and PIM in both.

3/10/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Ruutu Notches First Points With Devils

News: Tuomo Ruutu recorded his first points as a Devil in Saturday's win over Carolina, notching a goal and an assist.
Analysis: Playing against his former squad, Tuomo Ruutu ultimately walked away as the hero Saturday, scoring his first game-winner of the season with seven minutes remaining in the third period. He skated on the top line with the Devils for most of the night, but still only saw 14:36 of total ice time in the victory. He's probably only a lineup consideration in deeper leagues at this point.

3/5/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Hurricanes Trade Ruutu To New Jersey

News: Tuomo Ruutu was traded to the Devils on Wednesday in exchange for Andrei Loktionov and a conditional draft pick.
Analysis: Trading Tuomo Ruutu to the Devils is mostly a salary dump for the Hurricanes, as the forward is under contract for the next two seasons and carries a $4.75 million annual cap hit. The 31-year-old hasn't been especially effective this season with only 16 points and a minus-19 rating in 57 games. He could be installed on the third line for the Devils.

2/17/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Canes' Ruutu Scores Lone Goal For Finland

News: Tuomo Ruutu scored Finland's lone goal in their 2-1 loss to Canada on Sunday.
Analysis: Tuomo Ruutu has mostly been a disappointment for Carolina this season with 16 points and a minus-15 rating in 52 games, but he at least allowed Finland to claim a point against the tough Canadian squad, as his tally effectively sent the game to overtime. The winger also had three assists in Finland's previous two games, making him one of the team's more productive skaters.

1/23/2014

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ Canes' Ruutu Breaks Out Of Slump

Tuomo Ruutu

Canes' Ruutu Breaks Out Of Slump

News: Tuomo Ruutu assisted on the eventual game-winning goal Thursday against Buffalo, his first point in seven games.
Analysis: Given Tuomo Ruutu's third-line status and diminishing ice time (averging just under 10 minutes in his last five games), he does not make for a solid fantasy option in most formats these days.

12/30/2013

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ Canes' Ruutu Showing Offensive, Defensive Deficiencies

Tuomo Ruutu

Canes' Ruutu Showing Offensive, Defensive Deficiencies

News: Tuomo Ruutu, who has been skating primarily on the Canes' top line alongside Eric Staal and Jeff Skinner, was bumped down to the third line during Saturday's 5-2 loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Simply put, Tuomo Ruutu, who has zero points along with a minus-7 rating over his last six games, is simply not getting the job done at either end of the rink these days. Overall, the hapless Canes are just 2-4-4 in their last 10 games, so Ruutu's demotion could be just the start of wholesale line changes still to come courtesy of coach Kirk Muller. Either way, Ruutu does not make for a good fantasy start in any format right now.

12/12/2013

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Ruutu Scores In Losing Cause For 'Canes

News: Tuomo Ruutu scored his fourth goal of the season during Tuesday's 5-4 OT loss to Edmonton. He was also minus-2 on the night, the third consecutive game he's collected that stat.
Analysis: The good news is, Tuomo Ruutu has been promoted to the first line alongside Eric Staal and Jeff Skinner, but that may not last if he keeps posting plus-minus figures on the wrong side of the ledger. With just seven points and a minus-10 in 27 games this season, Ruutu's offensive contributions are being more than offset by his defensive shortcomings. There are better fantasy plays out there -- go find one.

11/28/2013

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Canes' Ruutu Heating Up

News: Tuomo Ruutu scored a goal during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Devils. He now has three goals in his last five games.
Analysis: After a slow start to the season following a lower-body injury, Tuomo Ruutu has been spending a lot of time lately on the Canes' top line alongside Eric Staal, so the points are finally starting to come. He's also shooting the puck more too - he has nine shots on goal over his last two games combined. He's worth a speculative pickup in deeper fantasy formats.

11/2/2013

Tuomo Ruutu, LW, NJ

Tuomo Ruutu

Canes' Ruutu Filling Checking-Line Role

News: Tuomo Ruutu has just two assists through eight games so far this season, along with 12 shots on goal, 17 hits and a minus-3 rating.
Analysis: Shortly after his return to the lineup following a lower-body injury, Tuomo Ruutu auditioned briefly on the Canes' top line alongside Eric Staal and Alexander Semin, but that experiment did not last long. More recently, Ruutu has been playing on the third line with Riley Nash and rookie Elias Lindholm. Until he starts to fill a more prominent role offensively, Ruutu's fantasy value is limited to deeper formats only.