The Blackhawks have signed Jordin Tootoo to a one-year contract extension.
In the expansion draft you need to expose two forwards who have played 40 games this season or 70 games combined in the last two seasons and be under contract next season—that’s what this signing is for. The Blackhawks have signed Tootoo in order to expose him to Las Vegas this summer.
The Blackhawks signed Jordin Tootoo to a one-year deal.
Tootoo spent the last two seasons with the Devils, where he picked up 14 goals and 10 assists (24 points) in 134 games—he also picked up 174 penalty minutes. With Andrew Shaw and Teuvo Teravainen both being traded this offseason for salary cap purposes, the Blackhawks needed to add some veteran presence to their bottom-6.
The Red Wings have reassigned Jordin Tootoo to Grand Rapids (AHL).
On Sunday, Tootoo saw just 7:20 TOI in his first game since December 21. He will return to the AHL with the Red Wings electing to recall Landon Ferraro and moving Brendan Smith from defence to forward.
The Red Wings have sent Jordin Tootoo back to Grand Rapids.
Tootoo dressed in two games during his call-up and recorded one assist on Saturday. He provided some much needed energy for the Red Wings, but with Gustav Nyquist returning to the lineup tonight, Tootoo has bee reassigned.
The Detroit Red Wings placed Jordin Tootoo on waivers.
Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said it was a numbers game and that they have too may right wingers. Tootoo is a high energy forward who plays with and edge. He could be claimed by a team looking to add some grit to their lineup.