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From the Hockey News's Jared Clinton:
In early July, rumors surfaced that Sami Salo had played his final game in the NHL. Now, the 40-year-old defenseman has confirmed those rumors, adding that his nagging wrist injury is what has cost him a final season.
Salo last played in the 2013-14 season with Tampa Bay, but missed the final two games of the regular season with an upper-body injury. He again missed time during the Lightning’s four-game defeat at the hands of the Canadiens that season, missing the final two games of Montreal’s series sweep.
Salo confirmed to Ilta-Sanomat, a Finnish newspaper, that he could no longer play in the NHL. “Hand is what it is,” Salo said. “(I am) no longer able to play. Not hockey, not tennis. At least not as a professional.”
The veteran defenseman had wrist surgery previously, but the hope was it was healed enough to not require further surgery. Salo told Ilta-Sanomat that’s not the case, however, and that he will have to go under the knife once again.
via Gord Miller tweet,
Sammy Salo signed a two year deal with Tampa for $3.75m per year.
via Nick Kypreos tweet,
Scratch Sami Salo of the UFA list. He re-signs in with #Canucks. Working on the details but believed to be a 1 year deal at 2M.
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that defenceman Sami Salo has been recalled from his conditioning assignment with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. Cody Hodgson has been re-assigned to Manitoba.
Salo, 23, appeared in three games for Manitoba, recording two goals and two penalty minutes during his conditioning assignment. The 6’3”, 212 pound defenceman has played 665 career NHL games, recording 273 points (81-192-273) and 228 penalty minutes.
“The worry I’ve had — and it’s still there — is: Can I still play? Am I going to be able to play at the top level? That question still isn’t gone completely, so I have a lot of other things on my mind than worrying about [the roster].”
-Sami Salo of the Vancouver Canucks. More from Salo by Ian MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun.
from Jim Jamieson of The White Towel at the Vancouver Province,
Always full of surprises when it comes to injuries, the Canucks welcomed defenceman Sami Salo to his first full practice with the club on Wednesday — well ahead of expectation.
Salo tore his Achilles tendon while playing floorball in mid-July and wasn’t expected back until late January or even beyond. He’s been skating on his own for some weeks and it’ll likely still be a while before he’s ready to play.
The Canucks will have to do some salary-cap magic to get him back on the roster, though. His contract is for $3.5 million and they are nearly at the cap ceiling already.
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from the Vancouver Sun,
According to reports out of Finland, Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo tore an Achilles tendon playing floor hockey and will be out at least three months.
The Canucks have yet to confirm or deny the report, which surfaced on Friday.
I Skyped with a buddy in Finland, he is confirming this and I put up a tweet about it.
from Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail,
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo is not exactly known for his toughness, but he was being lauded for precisely that after his team’s morning skate on Tuesday.
Salo, who is suffering from a testicle injury after taking a Duncan Keith slap shot to the groin on Sunday, skated with his teammates and took practice repetitions on a pairing with Alexander Edler, his regular defence partner.
He was not made available to the media, and his playing status is still unknown, but the veteran Finn certainly looked ready to comeback, despite excruciating pain that led to a hospital visit during Game 5.
Canucks played their best game of the series, while Chicago just could not generate the offense needed to win the game.
Luongo was steady and it was important for the Caucks to get the opening goal tonight to take the Chicago crowd out of the game.
added 10:49pm, Sami Salo of the Canucks took a shot to the groin right as the first period ended. He was taken to the hospital and no update as of yet.
The injury woes of the Vancouver Canucks continue to mount as the team learned Tuesday that they would be without defenceman Sami Salo for up to six weeks after the blueliner sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
via Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Finnish blueliner Sami Salo made himself available to the media and he may have delivered the line of the playoffs.
When pressed by a Chicago reporter to reveal the nature of his injury, whether it was a groin or an ankle or a knee, Salo didn’t miss a beat.
“Maybe it’s just a burning sensation when you pee. You never know,” Salo said as the scrum exploded into laughter.
OK, so he remains day to day with the undisclosed injury. Is there a chance he’ll play Thursday in Game 4?
“There’s always a chance for anything,” said Salo. “We’ll see how it is tomorrow and go from there. The good thing is that it’s been getting better every day and that’s a positive thing.”
from the Vancouver Sun,
He has a metal plate in his nose and another helping to hold together his cheekbone.
Soon, Sami Salo will be sporting a new facial feature—a visor….
“I want to protect my eyes,” Salo said before the Canucks met the Oilers at General Motors Place. “You can always fix noses and cheekbones, but you can’t fix your eyes. I don’t want to be in a vulnerable position if I don’t wear a visor and the puck hits my eye. I’m not worried about my face and nose.”