Evans Clinchy
Thursday February 16th, 2012

The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that forward Tuomo Ruutu will miss three weeks with an unspecified upper body injury, according to the Associated Press.

Ruutu sustained the injury in the first period of a 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.

The 28-year-old Finn leads the Hurricanes with 17 goals and is tied for second on the team with 30 points. Jerome Samson has been called up from the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate in Charlotte on an emergency basis to replace Ruutu. It's his third stint with the big club this season.

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