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Two and out: Wings send Tootoo back to AHL

Dec 23, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

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After appearing in two games following his recall, Jordin Tootoo is on his way back to Grand Rapids.

On Monday, Detroit GM Ken Holland confirmed that Tootoo was being sent back to the minors, just five days after being recalled thanks to a rash of injured Wings forwards.

Tootoo, 30, played 6:07 against Calgary last Thursday and 5:38 against Toronto on Saturday — scoring his first point of the season — before getting demoted.

He’ll be replaced in the lineup tonight by Gustav Nyquist, who missed the last three games with a groin injury.

  1. polegojim - Dec 23, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    It’s all about performance.

    Jurco, Sheahan, Nyquist have outperformed the free agent vets.

    • hockeydon10 - Dec 23, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      Yep. They have great energy on the ice, which Tootoo also has, but are putting up the points Det so desperately needs.

      • hockeydon10 - Dec 23, 2013 at 2:16 PM

        “but are also putting”

        stupid fingers

  2. jhaegs - Dec 23, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Toodle-loo Tootoo

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