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.
Salomaki (upper body) was recalled from his conditioning assignment in AHL Milwaukee on Monday.
Salomaki was sent to Milwaukee on an injury loan March 25, and registered two points in three games in the AHL. He's back with the big club in hopes he will be healthy enough to play in any of the Predators' final three games of the season or playoffs. He should be considered day-to-day and his first chance to see NHL action in Tuesday in Buffalo.
Salomaki (upper body) is no longer listed on IR per the NHL media site. He was sent to AHL Milwaukee for a conditioning assignment Monday.
Salomaki will be joined by Austin Watson on this conditioning stint. They'll try to work themselves into shape in hopes of returning to Nashville at some point over the regular season's final six games or in the playoffs.
Salomaki (upper body) was on the ice for morning skate Tuesday for the first time since suffering the injury in January, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Salomaki remains without a definitive timeline for a return, but his presence at morning skate Tuesday marks a big step in the right direction. Once he gets a few full practice sessions under his belt, the 25-year-old winger will likely creep into the lineup conversation after more than a month on the shelf.
Salomaki (upper body) isn't in the projected lineup for Friday's game against the Panthers, NHL.com's Alain Poupart reports.
Salomaki has been sidelined for nearly a month due to an upper-body injury, and he remains without a definite timetable for his return to game action. The Finnish winger will need to be activated off injured reserve before rejoining the lineup, so another update on his status should surface once that occurs.
Salomaki (upper body) should be back in the lineup following Nashville's bye week, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
The Preds have four more games to play before an eight-day break. According to GM David Poile, Salomaki will return when the team reconvenes after the bye week, putting the winger on track to play Feb. 1 at the earliest. The 25-year-old has been out since Jan. 5.
Salomaki (upper body) was designated for injured reserve Monday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
By placing Salomaki on IR, the Preds have opened up a roster spot for Filip Forsberg (hand) to be activated ahead of Monday's matchup with the Maple Leafs. The 25-year-old Salomaki won't be eligible to come off injured reserve until Jan. 13 at the earliest, which means he will miss the team's next three contests.
Salomaki will not play Saturday and is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Salomaki logged just 6:42 of ice time in his last game and will miss Saturday's contest with what the team is calling an "upper-body" issue. His next chance to suit up will come Monday against the Maple Leafs. With just seven points on the season, the 25-year-old isn't much of a factor in fantasy.
Salomaki notched his sixth point of the season with an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins.
Salomaki's primary role in the Preds' lineup is not to generate offense, but rather to keep the other team off balance -- as evidenced by his team-leading 62 hits. That being said, he's currently on pace for about 15 points this year, which would surpass his career-high of 10 which he recorded three seasons ago. In the meantime, he will likely continue to skate in a checking-line role on the Preds' third line alongside Nick Bonino and Austin Watson.
Salomaki notched an assist for the second consecutive game in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Flames.
This is pretty significant news if you're a Salomaki owner, as the last time the 25-year-old Finn registered a point was almost six weeks ago, when he scored a goal in a 4-1 loss to the Lightning on Nov. 1. Still, given the the Preds' injury-ravaged lineup, Salomaki has averaged 13:40 in ice time over the past four games, compared to his season average of 10:14. He's worth a short-term pickup in very deep formats, but be prepared to drop him again once the team gets some of their walking wounded back.
Salomaki logged a team-low 7:50 of ice time in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Coyotes.
Salomaki's last point came all the way back on Nov. 1. The 25-year-old Finn has managed just two goals in 21 games this season but did register two shots on goal Thursday night while also dishing out three hits and blocking a shot as well.
Salomaki extended his current points drought to seven games Saturday against the Kings, recording just two shots and a hit in 7:44 of ice time.
Now with just two points in 15 games, Salomaki isn't going to help you much with the kind of minutes he's getting skating on the fourth line. He had just eight points in 58 games last season, and there's no reason to think he will finish with much more than that this year. Even in ultra-deep fantasy formats, Salomaki's value is currently about as close to zero as it can get.
Salomaki sustained a facial injury upon getting hit by the puck in the second period of Friday's game against the Flames, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports. However, he ultimately returned to the conest.
Salomaki recorded 5:56 ice time, but unfortunately, he was on the ice for an even-strength goal from the Flames despite the limited shifts. While it's great news that he dodged a lasting injury, Salomaki remains a fourth-line role player who delivers a copious amount of hits, but his offensive game is hardly refined, thus making him waiver fodder in just about any fantasy league.
Salomaki played in just his second game of the season Thursday against the Jets, seeing a mere 10:53 of ice time with zero points on two shots.
Salomaki was a part-time player for the Preds last season, skating in just 58 contests and registering only eight points. He will fill a similar role this season, therefore, he should be avoided in most fantasy formats.
Salomaki signed a two-year, $1.5 million contract extension with the Predators on Monday.
A second-round pick in 2011, Salomaki has spent all four seasons with Nashville since being elevated to the big-league level. He's coming off a 2017-18 campaign where he notched a career high in blocked shots (35), though he did add only two goals and six assists across 58 games. While the reserve winger hasn't been overly effective since joining the Predators, he'll still earn a slight raise after signing Monday's deal.
Salomaki filed for salary arbitration ahead of Thursday's deadline, according to NHLPA.com.
Even if an arbiter has to settle on a new deal for Salomaki, he'll be hard-pressed to see a sizable monetary increase compared to his two-year, $1.225 million contract that expired last Sunday. After all, the spare winger has recorded just 19 points in 125 contests with the Predators.
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