Found November 27, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Tuomo Ruutu wanted more ice time. Kirk Muller wanted more production. For now, player and coach are getting what they wanted. On Sunday, Ruutu was a winger on the Carolina Hurricanes’ top line with center Eric Staal and forward Nathan Gerbe against the Ottawa Senators. His second-period goal gave the Canes the lead and proved to be the winner in a 4-1 victory at PNC Arena. After going his first 15 games without a goal, Ruutu has two in the past four games. His first was a bit flukey, the puck going off the skate of Boston forward Patrice Bergeron and then glancing off Ruutu’s stick. The second was more stylish, a quick wrist shot on the fly past Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner. “I’ve been playing better lately,” Ruutu said Tuesday. “That’s something I expect from myself. I wasn’t happy with my play early in the season, for whatever reason.” One reason was a knee injury. Ruutu had recovered from offseason hip surgery and came to training camp in top shape, only to be hurt in a presea...
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