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Alexander Salak | Goalie

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 189
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Alexander Salak pitched a 28-save shutout for Farjestads against Modo on Tuesday.
The goose egg marked his third of the 2012-13 campaign and it helped lower his goals-against average to 1.51. Salak competed for Chicago's backup goalie job last season, but ended up losing out to Ray Emery. He appeared in 21 games with AHL Rockford prior to returning to Farjestads for this year. Tue, Oct 30, 2012 05:17:00 PM

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Alexander Salak has been released by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Salak competed for the backup gig in Chicago last season, but ultimately lost it to Ray Emery. He might find a team that's willing to let him compete for a spot in training camp, but we wouldn't be surprised if he ends up signing with a European club.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 01:58:00 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have reportedly placed Alexander Salak on waivers.

Salak will make $600,000 next season even if he plays in the minors. He was originally projected to be Corey Crawford's backup in 2011-12, but he lost that job to Ray Emery.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 02:53:00 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have returned goaltender Alexander Salak to the minors.

Salak was recalled due to the injury to Corey Crawford but Crawford was well enough to back up Ray Emery on Thursday, so Salak was returned to Rockford of the AHL. Salak will continue to play for Rockford and only get a call up if there is an injury or illness this season.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 08:40:00 AM

Alexander Salak has been recalled by Chicago.

The Blackhawks have a pair of banged up goalies in Corey Crawford and Ray Emery right now. Crawford has been resting a lower-body injury, while Emery missed Wednesday's practice with the flu. Salak may not dress on Thursday against Winnipeg, but we'll keep you posted on the situation.
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 03:05:00 PM

Alexander Salak has been sent to AHL Rockford.

Salak agreed to a two-year contract with Chicago in the off-season, but Ray Emery ended up taking the number two job away from him. Salak had a 1.97 GAA and .926 save percentage in 32 Swedish Elite League games last season.
Mon, Oct 3, 2011 05:13:00 PM

Alexander Salak is readying himself to compete at training camp for Chicago's backup goalie job.

He is already working with team trainers at the United Center in preparation for his battle with Ray Emery, who will attend camp on a tryout basis, to play behind Corey Crawford this season. Salak and Michael Frolik were acquired from Florida last year in a trade for Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman and David Pacan.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 08:28:00 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have confirmed that Alexander Salak has signed a two-year contract.

Salak's new contract is believed to be one-way, which means that Chicago wouldn't save any money by sending him to the AHL. With that in mind, he will almost certainly start the season as Chicago's number two goaltender. He had a 1.97 GAA and .926 save percentage in 32 Swedish Elite League games.
Tue, May 31, 2011 01:10:00 PM

Alexander Salak has reportedly inked a two-year, one-way deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

The fact that it's one-way means that Salak is the heavy favorite to serve as Corey Crawford's understudy in 2011-12. Salak had a very impressive 1.97 GAA and .926 save percentage in 32 Swedish Elite League games. Salak will reportedly get paid $600,000 per season.
Fri, May 20, 2011 04:22:00 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks are expecting to have goaltender Alexander Salak at their training camp in September.

Salak was acquired in the Michael Frolik trade from Florida on Feb. 9 in a move that sent Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman and David Pacan to the Panthers. Salak played for Farjestads BK of the Swedish Elite League this past season after a year with the Rochester Americans where he also managed to get into two games with the Panthers. He had seven shutouts with a 1.97 GAA and a .926 save percentage in 32 games last season so his credentials are very good. Look for him to back up Corey Crawford in 2011-12.
Fri, May 20, 2011 06:18:00 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired the NHL rights of goaltender Alexander Salak from the Panthers.

He was traded with Michael Frolik on Wednesday night in exchange for Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman and David Pacan. Salak is currently playing in the Swedish Elite League with Farjestad BK, where he is enjoying an excellent season.
Wed, Feb 9, 2011 09:10:00 PM

Alexander Salak will spend the 2010-11 campaign in Europe after the Panthers loaned his rights to Farjestad BK of the Swedish Elite League.

Salak spent the majority of last season in the minors with Rochester where he posted a 2.89 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 48 games. He also appeared in two games with Florida, while earning a 0-1-0 record with a .537 GAA and .850 save percentage.
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 07:01:00 AM

Alexander Salak has been returned to the minors.

Tomas Vokoun is set to come back to the team after being sidelined with an ear injury. Salak has appeared in two games for the Panthers this season, posting a 0-1-0 record with an .850 save percentage and a 5.37 GAA.
Fri, Dec 4, 2009 03:48:00 PM

Alexander Salak has been called up by the Florida Panthers.

Salak will serve as Scott Clemmensen's backup while Tomas Vokoun recovers from an ear injury. Salak has no fantasy value.
Wed, Dec 2, 2009 03:01:00 PM

Alexander Salak was returned to the minors on Saturday.

Scott Clemmensen was back with the team after attending to a family matter, so Salak was faced with a reassignment. Clemmensen ended up dressing as Tomas Vokoun's backup even though he was not originally expected to.
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 09:52:00 AM

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G1Corey Crawford
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