Anssi Salmela

D / New Jersey Devils / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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    • Devils Balk With Salmela

      News: Salmela was not re-signed for the upcoming 2011-12 season, as the Devils did not make him a qualifying offer, according to the New York Post. He will play in Russia's KHL during the upcoming season.
      Analysis: Salmela won a gold medal at this spring's world championships with Finland and registered one goal and six assists in 48 games with New Jersey. He's a dynamic skater that struggled to find a niche during two separate stints with New Jersey.
    • Devils Waive Salmela

      News: Salmela was placed on waivers by New Jersey Thursday and will report to Albany (AHL) if he is not claimed by another team, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
      Analysis: Salmela has been struggling for ice time of late with the Devils having a whole stable of third-pairing calibre defensemen. He's recently recovered from knee surgery, but the Devils do not see him receiving much ice time in the future. He returned to the Devils as part of the Ilya Kovalchuk deal last February.
    • Salmela Out Sunday for Devils

      News: Salemla will be a healthy scratch Sunday aginst Tampa Bay, the Bergen Record reports.
      Analysis: Salmela has an assist in 11 games this season, boasting a minus-6 rating. The Devils are constantly shuffling around their blue line and Salmela's one of several fighting for a chair when the music stops.
    • Salmela Healthy Scratch in Devils Loss

      News: Salmela was a healthy scratch Tuesday in the loss to Washington, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
      Analysis: Salmela recently returned from knee surgery but hasn't impressed with a minus-3 and no points in three games. He's hardly a reliable play especially when the Devils' defensive performance this season is measured into the equation.
    • Salmela Returns in Devils Win

      News: Salmela played 14:57 Wednesday in his return from ACL surgery.
      Analysis: Salmela was part of a Devils win the team desperately needed. He can be a solid offensive player for the team but it would be best to wait and see how the team utilizes Salmela before adding him to your lineup in deeper leagues. Monitor his recovery from surgery as well.
    • Salmela to Return for Devils

      News: Salmela (knee surgery) will make his season debut Wednesday against Phoenix, the Bergen Record reports.
      Analysis: Salmela has been practicing the last several days following a conditioning stint in the AHL. Salmela is coming off ACL surgery and has a bit of an offensive flair to his game, however, with the way New Jersey is playing, it's hard to endorse a Devils blueliner. Give him a game or two to see how he handles his return, but expect him to see power play time immediately.
    • Devils' Salmela Completes Conditioning Assignment

      News: Salmela (knee) is back from his conditioning assignment, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
      Analysis: He was scoreless with a minus-3 rating in two games with Albany (AHL) in his conditioning assignment, but should be ready to return to the Devils' lineup in the coming days.
    • Devils Send Salmela on Conditioning Assignment

      News: The Devils sent Salmela (knee) to AHL Albany on Thursday for a conditioning assignment, the team's official site reports.
      Analysis: We don't know how long Salmela will spend there, but he seems to be on track to be available for the Devils again soon, probably within the next week or so.
    • Devils' Salmela Nearing Rehab Assignment

      News: Salmela (knee) could embark on a conditioning assignment at Albany in the near future, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
      Analysis: It's unclear just how long he'll be on his assignment, but Salmela appears to be on track for a return in the next week or so barring a setback.
    • Devils' Salmela Continues to Practice

      News: Salmela (knee) continues to practice with the team, but a return date remains uncertain, the Bergen Record reports.
      Analysis: Salmela said he has not had any problems with his knee during practice, so there is still a decent chance he is able to return in early December as originally planned.
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