Ruutu: Bring it on

DON BRENNAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:36 AM ET

Unless the Canadiens and Rangers have short memories or forgiving hearts, Jarkko Ruutu is in line for a double dose of fresh hatred this week.

And the Senators pest wouldn't have it any other way.

"I love it," Ruutu said when it was pointed out that the Habs and Blueshirts may have an axe to grind in their Scotiabank Place visits tomorrow and Saturday. "Makes it even more fun."

Ruutu ticked off the Habs Nov. 11 at the Bell Centre, when he was at his poking and yapping best before levelling Maxim Lapierre with an elbow to the head that earned him a two-game suspension.

In his first game back, Ruutu was accused by the Rangers of taking a shot after his shootout attempt. Ruutu thought it was tough guy Colton Orr who swung at him with a stick from the bench, but he also wasn't expecting or caring if the league took action.

"I don't deal with those things, I just play."


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