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TooToo Can Practice With Predators While Continuing Outpatient Care

TORONTO/NEW YORK/ (January 31, 2011)—The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association announced today that forward Jordin Tootoo of the Nashville Predators has entered the follow-up care phase of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program of the NHLPA and the NHL. Tootoo is cleared to return to practice with the Predators while he continues his outpatient care. Tootoo is not cleared to play in NHL games or to travel with the Nashville Predators on their road trips.

      On December 27, 2010, Tootoo voluntarily entered an in-patient care program. Tootoo’s care continues to be administered by SABH Program Doctors Dave Lewis (NHL) and Brian Shaw (NHLPA).

      There will be no further comment at this time.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Good for him.  The effect of drugs and alcohol on the native communities is completely real and it has to be remarkably hard for him to voluntarily take part in this.  Especially for someone who prides on being arole model for members of his community on what the limits are to where you can go in life, the guy has some grit and I respect the hell out of him

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/31/11 at 07:49 PM ET

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