|Date of Birth||2/2/1983|
|Height, Weight||5'9", 195 lbs|
|Drafted||2001 - Rd 4 (98th Overall) by NSH|
The Blackhawks waived Tootoo (upper body) on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.
Tootoo has evidently overcome the upper-body ailment that landed him on long-term injured reserve earlier this season, but the Blackhawks don't have a spot for the gritty winger on their roster, and likely won't at any point this campaign. The 34-year-old forward may opt to hang up his skates and retire from the NHL instead of reporting to Chicago's AHL affiliate.