Anssi Salmela signs with Avangard Omsk

Avangard Omsk have confirmed the signing of the Finnish defender Anssi Salmela, according to the official site of the Russian club. Last season the 26-year-old Finn played 48 matches for the New Jersey Devils, scoring 7 (1+6) points and recording 14 penalty minutes with a plus/minus statistics of -11. In the summer Salmela did not

Kovalchuk Scores 31st Goal In Season Finale

In many more words: this was brilliant. Kovalchuk’s first shot on the shift got deflected wide, but he kept it alive. Andy Greene and Anssi Salmela did well to keep the play alive while Kovalchuk circled back to the left side. A Ranger (Derek Stepan?) dropped his stick, opening the lane for Greene to make

Devils’ Anssi Salmela puts bitterness aside, raises level of play

When he was placed on waivers Jan. 13, defenseman Anssi Salmela felt some momentary bitterness towards the Devils and general manager Lou Lamoriello. But it didn’t last long. “The day you’re put on waivers, you do,” Salmela said honestly. “There are so many thoughts in your mind. “But I won’t say I have hard feelings against the

Anssi Salmela Reclaims Number 29, Activated For Wednesday

Defenseman Anssi Salmela has reclaimed No. 29, which he wore last season and was being worn by Olivier Magnan (who was sent down last week). Salmela to be activated for Wednesday’s game against Phoenix after recovering from off-season surgery to repair a torn ACL and a torn meniscus in his right knee. Click Here To