Salomaki picked up his second assist of the season in Saturday's 2-1 OT win over the Hurricanes. Now with just four points on the season, Salomaki still does not offer much by way of fantasy value in most standard formats. He continues to skate in a bottom-six role for the Preds, primarily on the fourth line with Paul Gaustad and Eric Nystrom.
Salomaki was activated off injured reserve by the Predators on Monday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. Salomaki was placed on injured reserve Nov. 26, but appears finally healthy enough to rejoin the Predators. The winger played just eight games with the Predators even when healthy, so it's quite possible he won't draw into the lineup even though he's back with the club.
Salomaki was placed on injured reserve Thursday. It is unclear what Salomaki is dealing with, but he will be out indefinitely. Colton Sissons was recalled as a corresponding move.
Salomaki sat out Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Wild as a healthy scratch. The Preds had two previously injured forwards returning to the lineup Saturday - Paul Gaustad (lower body) and Eric Nystrom (upper body) - so Salomaki drew the short straw and watched from the press box. Salomaki has just a single point in eight games since being recalled from AHL Milwaukee in late October, and could wind up heading back there now that the Preds have four healthy forward lines.
Salomaki was recalled from the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL on Monday. The combination of a Calle Jarnkrok illness and Nashville's upcoming four game road trip prompted Salomaki's call up. Salomaki is a former second round pick who scored 20 goals in the AHL in 2013-14 and scored in his lone game for Nashville this season, but this tour of duty in the NHL is likely just to provide cover should any forwards get injured on Nashville's road trip.
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