Feb 15, 2012, 10:49 AM EST
That was pretty much the case last week when Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford announced he would try to re-sign the pending UFA forward, but now with Ruutu out three to four weeks with an upper body injury, it makes it a moot point. A Canes source confirmed to ESPN.com Tuesday night that Ruutu would not be going anywhere. Talks on a contract extension continue.
It was a fantastic run, and we’ll never forget it. Ruutu retires from the rumor mill as one of the greatest ever.
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