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20 Miikka Salomaki LW

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October 10, 2020 12:04 AM
Avalanche's Miikka Salomaki: Journeys to Mile High City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Salomaki signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Avalanche on Friday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Salomaki played mostly in the AHL last year, posting seven goals and 12 assists over 49 games. The 27-year-old has plenty of NHL experience, however, as he's banked 167 regular-season games at the top level and another 30 in the playoffs. He'll likely begin next season with AHL Colorado.

February 22, 2020 11:56 PM
Maple Leafs' Miikka Salomaki: Headed to Canada
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Salomaki was traded to Toronto on Saturday. In return, Nashville received defenseman Ben Harpur.

Salomaki has a goal in five games with the Predators this season and has spent most of 2019-20 with AHL Milwaukee. He'll likely report to Toronto's minor-league affiliate to begin his northern tenure, so no need to rush to claim the 26-year-old off the fantasy waiver wire.

November 17, 2019 11:36 AM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Sent to bus league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Predators assigned Salomaki to AHL Milwaukee on Sunday.

Salomaki had been a healthy scratch for the Predators for the past seven games, so his demotion isn't quite a surprise. It's possible he'll look to earn some confidence back in the AHL, and be one of the first forwards called up should injuries occur.

November 3, 2019 12:00 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Odd man out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Salomaki served as a healthy scratch for the second straight game Saturday against the Rangers.

The Preds called up Salomaki in mid-October while Filip Forsberg was on the shelf with a lower-body injury. Now that Forsberg has returned to the lineup, don't be surprised if Salomaki gets sent back down to AHL Milwaukee. He has just one point in five games for the Preds this season.

October 19, 2019 11:20 AM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Rises to NHL level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Salomaki was recalled from AHL Milwaukee on Saturday.

Nashville also recalled Yakov Trenin and demoted Daniel Carr. With Filip Forsberg battling a lower-body injury, Salomaki's likely to work his way into the lineup immediately Saturday against the Panthers.

September 30, 2019 02:00 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Waived by club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Salomaki was designated for waivers by Nashville on Monday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

Salomaki's demotion is likely the result of Eeli Tolvanen's emergence as a viable forward option. The 26-year-old Salomaki has played in 162 NHL games, but has consistently been a fringe roster player, splitting his time between the NHL and AHL throughout his career. If needed, the Finn should feature prominently on the list of potential call-ups this year.

April 16, 2019 01:08 AM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Collects assist in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 15, 2019 02:36 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Salomaki (upper body) will draw into the lineup for Monday's Game 3 against the Stars in Dallas, Tracey Myers of 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.

April 10, 2019 12:56 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: No clear return date
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

April 4, 2019 03:48 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Implied scratch Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 3, 2019 11:12 AM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Can't go Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 1, 2019 05:12 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 25, 2019 11:16 AM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Taken off IR, sent for conditioning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 12, 2019 12:16 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Joins teammates at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 1, 2019 04:56 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Remains unavailable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Salomaki (upper body) isn't in the projected lineup for Friday's game against the Panthers,'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.

January 17, 2019 04:17 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Will return after bye week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 7, 2019 01:24 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 5, 2019 10:32 PM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Sidelined with upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 23, 2018 11:52 AM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Adds to modest point total
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 9, 2018 11:24 AM
Predators' Miikka Salomaki: Two straight helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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