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Hurricanes activate Ruutu

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Updated: 10/13/2013 10:14 am Published: 10/13/2013 10:14 am

Raleigh, NC ( - The Carolina Hurricanes activated forward Tuomo Ruutu from injured reserve, in time for Sunday's home game against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Ruutu has missed the team's first five contests due to a lower body injury. He missed most of last season due to a hip problem and had four goals and five assists in 17 contests.

A former first-round pick of Chicago in 2001, Ruutu is starting his seventh season with the Hurricanes.

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