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Report: Ruutu could be back on the market

Feb 21, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

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Last week when we announced with great sadness that Tuomu Ruutu was retiring from the trade rumor mill, we secretly held out hope it wasn’t so.

Fortunately, it might not be so.

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports via Twitter that the Hurricanes need to know by Wednesday if Ruutu will accept their contract offer, otherwise he might be back on the market.

Ruutu is currently out for a couple of weeks with an upper-body injury, but that shouldn’t seriously affect his trade value.

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