Tootoo cleared to play

Sports Network

, Last Updated: 4:21 PM ET

TORONTO -- Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo has been cleared to play by the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse & Behavioral Health Program.

Tootoo, 28, entered into the league's program back in late December on a voluntary basis and has been in the follow-up care phase for the past few weeks.

He was cleared to practice in late January but was neither cleared to play, nor allowed to travel with the team on road trips.

Tootoo continued to receive his full salary and benefits by complying with the program's course of treatment and after-care regimen.

He has posted four goals and six assists in 32 games for the Preds this season.


Videos

Photos