VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Canucks on Friday assigned veteran defenceman Sami Salo to Manitoba of the American Hockey League for conditioning.
Salo hasn't played a game this season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon last July. The 36-year-old was reportedly injured in his native Finland while playing a version of hockey called floorball, something which Salo has done every offseason of his professional career.
Since breaking into the NHL with Ottawa in 1998, Salo, who once boasted one of the hardest shots in the league, has compiled 81 goals and 273 points in 665 games. He's also contributed nine goals and 26 points in 74 postseason tilts.