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Sami Salo | Defenseman | #6

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (43) / 9/2/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 9 (239) / OTT
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It's somewhat unsurprising that an injury forced hulking, defensive defenseman Sami Salo to retire.
Salo was an effective force when he was in the lineup, but perhaps the 40-year-old Finn was blocked from reaching his full potential due to a long list of injuries during his career. To name just a few, Salo tore his pectoral muscle, suffered a right foot infection from abrasions made by his skate laces, took a slapshot that ripped up muscles in his buttocks and tore his Achilles tendon. Sat, Aug 15, 2015 12:12:00 PM

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According to the Finnish publication Ilta-Sanomat, Sami Salo has decided to retire.

He reportedly needs another procedure on his ailing wrist after he wasn't able to play in the 2014-15 season. Salo had 99 goals and 339 points in 878 career regular-season games with Ottawa, Vancouver and Tampa Bay.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 03:29:00 PM

Sami Salo is still hoping to play this season, but he remains unsigned as an unrestricted free agent.

He also said that he isn't 100 percent yet from a wrist injury, which may have been the upper-body ailment he had during the playoffs. Salo registered four goals and 17 points in 71 games last season with the Lightning.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Sami Salo was absent from Game 3 on Sunday because of an upper-body injury.

He participated in Sunday's morning skate and didn't show any signs that he was hurt. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Sami Salo (upper body) returned to action on Sunday.

He missed Tampa Bay's previous two games with an upper-body injury. Salo had one shot and logged 16:01 of ice time in Tampa Bay's regular season finale against Washington.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 01:54:00 AM

Sami Salo has not been ruled out of Sunday's game against Washington.

He did not play in the Bolts' last two games due to an upper-body injury but may be ready to play in the team's regular season finale in the Nation's Capital. Check back with us close to tomorrow afternoon's 3:00 pm EST game time for an update on Salo's status.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 12:05:00 PM

Sami Salo's undisclosed injury is related to his upper body.

Salo left Tuesday's game in the second period. He's considered day-to-day.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Sami Salo exited Tuesday's game in Toronto during the second period with an undisclosed injury.

He logged 7:51 of ice time before leaving. His status is unclear at this time, so consider him day-to-day for now.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 08:53:00 AM

Sami Salo potted his fourth goal of the season in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Detroit.

He has earned five of his 17 points in his last 10 games. Salo is eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the season, but the 39-year-old blueliner may not have many takers.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Sami Salo was able to play on Thursday after he suffered a lower-body injury on Monday.

He scored his third goal of the season in a 5-4 victory against Florida. The veteran blueliner played 20:13 and had two shots in the match.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 02:29:00 AM

Sami Salo (lower body) is considered questionable to play Thursday.

His ailment is not believed to be of the long term variety, so consider him day-to-day for the time being. Salo was injured in Monday's game against Phoenix after he blocked a shot.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Sami Salo was hurt after he blocked a shot during Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to Phoenix.

He played just three shifts and finished with 3:05 of ice time before he was forced to leave the game for good. Salo should be considered day-to-day for the time being and we'll update his status when we learn more.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 09:33:00 AM

Sami Salo will be participating in his fourth Olympic Games, but he's excited to take it all again.

"It's a huge honor, it's the highest that you can have to represent your country," he said. "It's very exciting, not just to be playing in the Olympics but to see the other athletes in the Village and to talk with them about their experiences and the sports that they are participating."
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Sami Salo (ankle) will return Thursday when Tampa Bay hosts the New York Islanders.

He missed two games with an ankle injury. Salo hasn't had any fantasy value this season.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Sami Salo suffered a bruised ankle on Saturday.

He is listed as day-to-day after his tests came back negative. Salo has seven points and a plus-6 rating in 38 contests this campaign.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 04:09:00 PM

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