Salomaki (upper body) had an assist and two hits in Monday's 3-2 win over the Stars in Game 3. After missing over three months, Salomaki skated 10:14 in this postseason contest. It's not too far off from his season average, and with the Predators seeing Brian Boyle (abdomen) and Wayne Simmonds (lower body) out, Salomaki will likely be asked to pick up some of the slack from their absences.
Salomaki (upper body) will draw into the lineup for Monday's Game 3 against the Stars in Dallas, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports. Salomaki hasn't played an NHL game since Jan. 4 due to an upper-body injury. This news comes on the heels of fellow forwards Brian Boyle (abdomen) and Wayne Simmonds (lower body) ruled out. The Finnish born product could work back into the lineup slowly, and produced seven points in 37 games this campaign. He is expected to play on the fourth line with Calle Jarnkrok and Rocco Grimaldi.
Salomaki (upper body) is not in the projected lineup for Game 1 of the conference quarterfinals opposing the Stars on Wednesday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports. Salomaki's status is being magnified since playoff action is looming and playoff poolies understandably will want to know who can be counted on for production. Considering the Finn has missed 40 straight games and remains without a clear timetable for his return, we don't expect Salomaki will be a viable option at any point in the opening series (or even beyond).
Salomaki (upper body) is projected to sit out Thursday when the Predators play host to the Canucks, per Ben Kuzma of The Province. Salomaki hasn't played in exactly three months, and there are doubts about his readiness for the postseason.
Salomaki (upper body) remains out for Tuesday's game versus the Sabres, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports. Salomaki hasn't played in an NHL game since Jan. 4, although he did play three games for AHL Milwaukee during a conditioning stint. He likely won't be a lineup fixture in the playoffs, so fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned with his absence.
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