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Ruslan Salei
Ruslan Salei
Defenseman
(sah-LAY, ROOS-luhn)
Number: 24
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 212
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 2, 1974
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Acquired: Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 2, 2006
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

 


 



2007-08:
*Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 13 vs. Tampa Bay. Also had an assist in that game.
*Notched two assists on Nov. 5 vs. Tampa Bay.
*Scored a goal on Dec. 27 at Atlanta.
*Tallied a pair of assists Feb. 1 vs. Vancouver.
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