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Tootoo is a plus-two on the young season.
His takeaway-to-giveaway ratio is 2:1, he has four blocked shots and 33 hits.
Again, not bad for a guy who averages less than nine minutes of playing time per game.
Tootoo is a dependable player because he can play in a lot of different situations.
He doesn't play the penalty kill and he certainly doesn't play the power play much, but Tootoo is very good where it counts: in his own zone.
Tootoo doesn't give up on plays and relishes the opportunity to bring the play to the corners, where he shoves players against the boards.
As an undervalued member of the Red Wings, Tootoo was initially appreciated by fans because of his willingness to fight.
But if Tootoo keeps up these four recent qualities for the rest of the season, he could prove to be an invaluable member of the team as the playoffs approach.
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