The Lightning have signed Jan Rutta to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million.
Rutta split his campaign between the Blackhawks and Lightning and spent half the year in the AHL. Rutta had four goals and eight assists (12 points) in 26 AHL games and eight points (2G / 6A) in 37 NHL games. With the Lightning’s blueline banged up at the end of the season, Rutta appeared in all four playoff games, where he had two helpers. He will likely serve as a sixth/seventh defenseman with Tampa Bay next year.
Source: Lightning 05/9/19, 2:26 pm EST
The Lightning have recalled Jan Rutta from Syracuse (AHL).
The Lightning have acquired Jan Rutta and a 2019 seventh-round pick from the Blackhawks for Slater Koekkoek and a 2019 fifth-round pick.
Rutta has cleared waivers and been assigned to Rockford (AHL).
With both Connor Murphy and Erik Gustafsson set to be in the lineup on Friday, Rutta was waived on Thursday. This will be Rutta’s first trip to the AHL.
Rutta will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
Rutta will not be in the lineup on Sunday.
Source: Eric Lear 12/9/18, 4:25 pm EST
Rutta will be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Rutta will be back in the Blackhawks lineup on Sunday.
Source: Eric Lear 11/18/18, 4:05 pm EST
Rutta is expected to be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
Rutta has one goal and one assist in his last four games, but is expected to be replaced by Brandon Manning tonight.
The Blackhawks have signed Jan Rutta to a one-year extension worth a reported $2.25M.
Rutta has had a nice offensive season, picking up six goals and 13 assists (19 points) in his first 43 NHL games. Rutta is also expected to return to the Blackhawks lineup on Thursday—he missed the last four games with a lower-body injury.
Rutta (lower-body) will be back in the Blackhawks lineup on Thursday.
Rutta has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury, but will return tomorrow vs. Carolina. Rutta has had a nice season, picking up six goals and 13 assists (19 points) in 43 games.
Source: Eric Lear 03/7/18, 1:57 pm EST
Rutta is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury; will not play Thursday.
Rutta is dealing with an undisclosed injury, so he’s expected to be replaced by Connor Murphy on the blueline. Monitor Rutta’s status heading into Saturday’s game in Minnesota.
Source: Eric Lear 02/8/18, 12:48 pm EST