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Not Again! Salo Reportedly Injures Achilles, Gone 3-5 Months

Reports out of Finland are saying that Sami Salo has injured his achilles tendon in a game of floor hockey and could be gone 3-5 months. The report has not been confirmed as of yet.

Assuming the report is true, this could be a very difficult injury for Salo, now 35, to recover from. Not only is he 35, but he has a lot of mileage on his body.

One side effect of Salo being injured may be Kevin Bieksa. The longer Salo is out, the more valuable Kevin Bieksa becomes. A long term injury also provides salary cap relief, just as Pavol Demitra’s long term injury did last season.

***Update: The report has been confirmed by the Canucks

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4 Response to Not Again! Salo Reportedly Injures Achilles, Gone 3-5 Months

  1. Robyn on July 26, 2010

    This is terrible. But if Gillis has the opportunity to snag Filatov, he should still do it. Even without Salo we have a pretty solid defense corps with Hamhuis/Bolland, Edler/Ehrhoff, and O'Brien/Alberts. Filatov is too good to pass up.

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  2. Robyn on July 26, 2010

    This is terrible. But if Gillis has the opportunity to snag Filatov, he should still do it. Even without Salo we have a pretty solid defense corps with Hamhuis/Bolland, Edler/Ehrhoff, and O’Brien/Alberts. Filatov is too good to pass up.

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  3. Tonyz Tanti on July 27, 2010

    Obviously the Canucks weren't expecting Salo to be healthy all year, so in that respect you'd think trading Bieksa would still be on the table. But what also needs to be taken into account is the fact that the Canucks know for sure that Salo will be on the long term injury reserve, which saves them cap space (just like how they saved cap space with Demitra's injury last season). Keeping Bieksa becomes a little more realistic, but I think you're right Robyn, getting Filatov would still be a good option.

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  4. Tonyz Tanti on July 27, 2010

    Obviously the Canucks weren’t expecting Salo to be healthy all year, so in that respect you’d think trading Bieksa would still be on the table. But what also needs to be taken into account is the fact that the Canucks know for sure that Salo will be on the long term injury reserve, which saves them cap space (just like how they saved cap space with Demitra’s injury last season). Keeping Bieksa becomes a little more realistic, but I think you’re right Robyn, getting Filatov would still be a good option.

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