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by Paul on 11/07/13 at 01:05 PM ET
Now what? Yesterday Holland said TooToo would not be going to Grand Rapids.
added 12:17pm, from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
“Obviously, they brought me in to be a physical presence,’’ Tootoo said. “When you’re given an opportunity to be in the lineup, my goal is to bring emotion and energy. Obviously, it’s not going to happen every shift and when you play a limited amount of ice time it’s hard to make things happen, but at the same time you got to be a pro about it and make sure you do your best when you’re called upon to do your job.’’
Tootoo just wants a chance to play. He’ll eventually go to Grand Rapids and will be available to the Red Wings if they need to call him up as an injury replacement.
“At the end of the day, I want to play hockey, wherever I end up, it’s going to give me an opportunity to be in the lineup,’’ Tootoo said. “As a hockey player, we’re bred to compete and battle for each other. For me, it’s hard not being in the lineup because it’s just my nature. I want to go to war for my teammates. Wherever I end up I’m sure I’ll have the opportunity to play.’’
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