Jordin Tootoo joins NHL abuse program

Updated: December 27, 2010, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo voluntarily has entered into in-patient care through the NHL-NHLPA substance abuse and behavioral 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, and the NHL says in a statement he will face no penalty as long as he complies with his treatment and the followup care program.

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