From Chip Alexander of the News & Observer:
Canes forward Tuomo Ruutu took part in the morning skate today, showed good mobility and could play tonight in Game 3 against the Penguins, although coach Paul Maurice is playing it coy.
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From what it sounds like, Ruutu will play so long as the morning skate didn’t cause his injury any aggravation. He’d obviously be a big help for a Hurricanes squad that is in a must-win situation.