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Ruslan Salei
Ruslan Salei
Defenseman
Number: 24
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 212
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 2, 1974
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
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Acquired: Acquired from Florida in exchange for Karlis Skrastins and a third-round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft, Feb. 26, 2008.
Drafted: ANA / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (9th overall)

Career: Signed by DET as a free agent on 8/9/10... Traded by FLA to COL for K. Skrastins and A. Comire on 2/26/08... Signed by FLA as a
free agent on 7/2/06... Competed at Olympic Games as a member of Team Belarus in 1998 (7th place), 2002 (4th place), and 2010 (9th
place)... Olympic statistical totals: 17GP-4G-1A-5P-8PIM... Has represented Belarus at a total of 69 international games (13G-18A-31P-
109PIM)
2010-11: Skated in his 900th career game 2/22 vs SJS... Scored his first goal as a Red Wing 2/9 vs NSH... Recorded his 200th career point (assist) on 12/22 vs VAN... Credited with a season-high 5 hits on 12/17 at CHI
2009-10: Appeared in just 14 regular season games and 1 playoff game for COL due to injury... Finished the season with 1G-5A-6P-10 PIM... Credited with 21 hits and 20 blocked
shots
2008-09: Appeared in 70 games for COL... Surpassed 1,000 career PIM on March 12, 2009 vs MIN...Finished 2nd among COL D with 21 points (4-17-21)... Appeared in his 800th career game on 1/16 at STL

 


 



2008-09 SEASON
- Finished second among Colorado defensemen in scoring with 21 points (4g/17a).
- Led all Avalanche backliners in hits (107) and was third in blocked shots (143).
- Missed the final eight games of the season due to a knee injury suffered on March 25 vs. Anaheim.
- Did not dress on Dec. 16 at Philadelphia.
- Left after the first period on Dec. 21 at Florida (torso). Missed one game, Dec. 23 vs. Phoenix.
- Appeared in his 800th NHL game on Jan. 15 at St. Louis.
- Surpassed 1,000 career penalty minutes on March 12 vs. Minnesota.
- Missed two games, March 17-19, due to a foot injury.
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