Monday, December 27, 2010
Jordin Tootoo Enters NHL Substance Abuse Program
The Nashville Predators announced today that forward Jordin Tootoo has entered the League's substance abuse program and will be out of the lineup indefinitely. The Predators released the following statement:
"We offer Jordin the full support of his teammates, coaches and the organization. There is no timetable for his return and we will have no further comment at this time." - GM David Poile
Tootoo has appeared in 32 games and has 10 points (4G-6A).
This announcement comes on the heels of an announcement that forward Steve Sullivan is expected to miss 10 days to two weeks with a lower body injury.
The Predators have also lost forward Martin Erat to a lower body injury. His return is unknown.
The Predators have called up forward Linus Klasen from Milwaukee and today announced that they had signed forward Chris Mueller. He is expected to be in the lineup tomorrow night against Dallas.
* photo courtesy of P. W. Nicholson