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Would Jets be good fit for Tootoo?

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Jordin Tootoo is looking for a new hockey home.

And a question some Winnipeg Jets fans were asking Wednesday -- after Tootoo was put on waivers by the Detroit Red Wings as part of a compliance buy out -- is whether the Churchill product might be a candidate for a spot on the third or fourth line here.

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Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff, not surprisingly, would not comment Wednesday about any possible interest in Tootoo. But the Jets do have some potential holes on their bottom six, what with Olli Jokinen, Devin Setoguchi and Chris Thorburn all unrestricted free agents and Matt Halischuk, Michael Frolik and James Wright all restricted (the Jets have elected to go to arbitration with Frolik, meaning he will be back).

The Red Wings opted to use their second compliance buyout on Tootoo, to free themselves of the final year of a contract that was to pay him $1.9 million. If he clears waivers today, he would be an unrestricted free agent once the Red Wings buy out his final year, at a cost of $1.33 million over two seasons.

Now 31, Tootoo spent most of last year in the AHL after being assigned to Grand Rapids in November and had six goals and 18 points in 51 games there. He has played in 539 NHL games, all but 53 with Nashville, the team that drafted him in 2001 from the Brandon Wheat Kings.

 

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 19, 2014 C5

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