Carolina Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu (15), of Finland, scores a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Semyon Vallamov (1) during a shootout of an NHL hockey game in Washington, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Hurricanes won 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Carolina Hurricanes Tuomo Ruutu of Finland skates during the NHL ice hockey team's practice session in Helsinki, Finland, on Tuesday Oct. 5, 2010, ahead of Thursday's NHL opener game against Minnesota Wild. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva / Pekka Sakki)
ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu, left, vies for the puck with Carolina Hurricanes' forward Tuomo Ruutu, during a ice hockey NHL season opener game, in Helsinki, Finland, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010.