Sami Salo: The NHL’s Most Fragile Player

July 23rd, 2010 by Jeff Langridge Leave a reply »
Sami Salo just can't catch a break, or at least a good one that is. Salo suffered an Achilles tear during training today and is out indefinitely. News out of Finland says he suffered the injury playing floor hockey.

I actually am starting to feel sorry for Salo. The guy has been in the NHL for 11 seasons and he hasn't played a full 82 games in any of them. He has now suffered roughly 35 injuries.

His games played over his career:

1998-99- 61 GP   1999-00- 37 GP   2000-01- 31 GP   2001-02- 66 GP  

2002-03- 79 GP   2003-04- 74 GP   2005-06- 59 GP   2006-07- 67 GP

2007-08- 63 GP   2008-09- 60 GP   2009-10- 68 GP

That means out of a possible 902 games over the past 11 years, Salo has only played in 665. Salo has broken his ribs and his nose, he's had various knee, ankle and shoulder injuries, he has strained his a**(how do you do that?), and not to mention that ruptured testicle rumour last year.

Vancouver is lucky they have such depth on its back end, because if it didn't the team would have been completely screw ...

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