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Predators forward Tootoo enters substance abuse program voluntarily

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Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo, right, celebrates his goal with Predators forward David Legwand, left, during first period NHL hockey action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Tootoo voluntarily has entered into in-patient care through the NHL-NHLPA substance abuse and behavioural health program.The league announced Tootoo\'s move Monday afternoon in a release. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Author: The Hockey News

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Predators forward Tootoo enters substance abuse program voluntarily

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo voluntarily has entered into in-patient care through the NHL-NHLPA substance abuse and behavioural health program.

The league announced Tootoo's move Monday afternoon in a release. Tootoo's care will be monitored by doctors from both the NHL and the NHLPA.

Tootoo will be paid his full salary. The NHL says in a statement he will face no penalty as long as he complies with his treatment and the followup care program.

He has 10 points through 32 games and a team-high 47 penalty minutes.

"We offer Jordin the full support of his teammates, coaches and the organization," Predators general manager David Poile said in a statement. "There is no timetable for his return, and we will have no further comment at this time."

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Predators forward Tootoo enters substance abuse program voluntarily