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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)


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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