Courtesy of Paul Kukla comes the following release from the NHLPA on Jordin Tootoo...
NEW YORK/TORONTO (December 27, 2010)—The National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League announced today that forward Jordin Tootoo of the Nashville Predators has voluntarily entered in-patient care as part of the Joint NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program (SABH).
Tootoo’s care will be administered by SABH Program Doctors Dave Lewis (NHL) and Brian Shaw (NHLPA). Tootoo will continue to receive his full salary and benefits and will have no penalty imposed, provided he complies with his prescribed treatment and follow-up care program.
There will be no further comment.
Tootoo was not at practice this morning per Josh Cooper and there is no indication as to a return date. We wish Jordin the best in his treatment and look forward to seeing him on the ice again soon.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass