National Hockey League

Position
D
 
Jersey
6
Name  Sami Salo
Born  9/2/1974
Height  6-3
Weight  215
Shoots  R
4/22/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (upper body) is questionable for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Tuesday against Montreal.
Insight: The 39-year-old defenseman missed Sunday's game even after skating in the morning, so he must be close to returning. He posted 17 points in 71 games during the regular season, but was scoreless in the first two games of the series with the Canadiens.
 
4/11/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (upper body) will not play Friday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: The 39-year-old defenseman will miss his second straight game but could be back Sunday for the regular season finale. He has four goals, 13 assists and 80 SOG in 70 games this season.
 
4/10/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Flyers, according to nhl.com.
Insight: The 39-year-old defenseman has four goals, 13 assists and 80 SOG in 70 games this season.
 
3/13/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (ankle) will play Thursday against Florida, according to the Lighting on Twitter.
Insight: The 39-year-old has just two goals and 12 points in 56 games this season. You can do better.
 
3/13/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game against Florida with a left leg injury.
Insight: The 39-year-old has just two goals and 12 points in 56 games this season. You can do better.
 
1/16/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (ankle) will play Thursday, according to Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Salo took a shot off the inside of his left ankle on Jan. 11 and missed the last two games. The 39-year-old has just one goal and seven points in 37 games this season.
 
1/13/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo left Saturday's game against the Flyers in the first period with a lower-body injury and is doubtful for Monday's game against Columbus.
Insight: Salo took a shot off the inside of his left ankle. The 39-year-old has just one goal and seven points in 37 games this season.
 
1/11/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo left Saturday's game against the Flyers in the first period with a lower-body injury.
Insight: Salo took a shot off the inside of his left ankle. The 39-year-old has just one goal and seven points in 37 games this season.
 
1/3/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (upper body) is questionable for Friday's game against Calgary.
Insight: The 39-year-old blueliner has just one goal, seven points and 36 SOG in 34 games this season and won't be missed by fantasy owners.
 
1/1/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (upper body) will not play Wednesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: The 39-year-old blueliner has just one goal, seven points and 36 SOG in 34 games this season and won't be missed by fantasy owners. In fact, he shouldn't even be owned in any leagues.
 
11/14/2013 11:49:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo is questionable for Thursday's game against Anaheim with a lower body injury.
Insight: Salo got off to a hot start, but hasn't scored in 10 games and shouldn't be on many fantasy rosters.
 
11/12/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo is not expected to play in Tuesday's game against Montreal with a lower body injury, according to Erik Erlendsson beat writer for the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: Salo got off to a hot start, but hasn't scored in 10 games.
 
3/9/2013 9:54:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo scored a goal on his lone shot Saturday against Montreal. He finished with a plus-2.
Insight: Salo got off to a hot start with five points and a plus-10 rating through his first six games but he only has five points and a plus-2 over his last 17.
 
3/4/2013 10:49:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo, who has missed two games with a lower body injury, is probable for Monday's game against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Salo only has one goal this season, but has contributed seven assists and has a solid +11 rating. Except for an injury-filled 2010 season, Salo has posted at least 25 points in each of the last nine seasons.
 
3/2/2013 12:40:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay blueliner Sami Salo is still questionable for Saturday's game against Boston with a lower body injury.
Insight: Salo only has one goal this season, but has contributed seven assists and has a solid +11 rating. Except for an injury-filled 2010 season, Salo has posted at least 25 points in each of the last nine seasons.
 
2/27/2013 2:05:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay blueliner Sami Salo is questionable for Thursday's game against the New York Rangers with a lower body injury.
Insight: Salo only has one goal this season, but has contributed seven assists and has a solid +11 rating. Except for an injury-filled 2010 season, Salo has posted at least 25 points in each of the last nine seasons.
 
2/12/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay blueliner Sami Salo had two points -- one goal, one assists -- Tuesday against the Canadiens. He took three shots, had two PIM and a plus-1 in the game.
Insight: Salo hadn't scored a goal on just 10 SOG through 11 games, but he did have five assists. His best asset for fantasy owners right now is a plus-10 rating.
 
7/1/2011 10:15:00 AM
Description: According to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, the Vancouver Canucks have re-signed Sami Salo to a one-year contract worth $2 million. Sportsnet
Insight: Salo only seemed to only want to play in Vancouver once he had decided to return for another season. He is still an effective top-4 NHL defenseman, but he has proven to be a perpetual injury risk throughout his career.
 
5/22/2011 5:49:00 PM
Description: Sami Salo scored two power-play goals and added a power-play assist in the Canucks' 4-2 win over San Jose in Game 4 on Sunday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: All of Salo's goals were scored on 5-on-3 power plays, all within a span of two minutes. The Sharks received five consecutive power-play opportunities before the Canucks' first power play while failing to score even once. Salo took full advantage of the additional power-play time he received because of Christian Ehrhoff's injury. He had just one goal and no assists in his previous 12 playoff games.
 
5/5/2011 1:44:00 PM
Description: Sami Salo is expected to return to the Canucks' lineup for Game 4 against Nashville on Thursday. Vancouver Province
Insight: Andrew Alberts or Keith Ballard will likely be healthy scratches with Salo's return from a lower-body injury. Salo would not state for sure that he would play, but his activity during the morning skate would seem to indicate that a return from injury is in the cards.
 

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