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Sami Salo | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/2/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
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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. Apr 14 - 1:54 AM

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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.
Apr 12 - 12:05 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.
Apr 9 - 2:01 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.
Apr 9 - 8:53 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.
Mar 31 - 11:06 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.
Mar 14 - 2:29 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.
Mar 12 - 9:24 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.
Mar 11 - 9:33 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."
Feb 12 - 10:54 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.
Jan 16 - 2:22 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.
Jan 13 - 4:09 PM

Sami Salo sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday afternoon's match-up versus Philadelphia.

He was unable to put weight on his leg at end of first period and didn't come out for the start of the second. Salo is not expected to return to the contest, so consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 11 - 2:27 PM

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

Salo played 15:35 minutes on the blueline Sunday with a shot on goal, a hit and two blocked shots. He has seven points, a plus-four rating and 10 penalty minutes in 35 games this season. He has little fantasy value at this stage of his career.
Jan 6 - 1:40 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning might get Sami Salo back against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

It's difficult to get too excited about the banged-up blueliner, who has seven points, a +4 rating and 10 PIM in 34 games this season.
Jan 5 - 2:26 PM

Sami Salo is expected to return from his upper-body injury this weekend.

Coach John Cooper said Salo will play either Friday against the Flames or Sunday at Edmonton. The 39-year-old defenseman has seven points and a plus-4 rating in 34 games this season.
Jan 2 - 6:15 PM

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