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Tuomo Ruutu Suspended 3 Games

It's being confirmed by many sources in Twitter this morning that Carolina Hurricanes winger, Tuomo Ruutu, was suspended by the NHL for three games.  Ruutu received a five minute boarding and a game misconduct after he hit Darcy Tucker into the boards from behind last night in the second period of a 5-4 loss to the Avs.

Looking at the schedule, Ruutu will miss tonight's game in Minnesota as well as the St. Louis game Wednesday night and the matinee in Philadelphia, Saturday.  He will be able to play again next Sunday in Raleigh against San Jose, a game designated to honor Ray Whitney's 1,000th NHL game.

Brandon Sutter will be recalled from Albany to fill in on the roster. 

More about the game tonight with the Wild a bit later in our game preview.