Salminen, Saku

Liiga Game Day: 9-30-16

SaiPa 3 vs. Ilves 4 (OT)
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was 57% on 14 draws in 12:33 of ice time in SaiPa's 4-3 OT loss to Ilves. Ex-Lightning pick Matias Sointu had a goal in the win for Ilves.

Liiga Game Day: 9-24-16

Pelicans 4 vs. SaiPa 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was 33% on draws in 11:32 of ice time in SaiPa's 4-2 loss to Pelicans Lahti. Ex-Predators pick Janne Juvonen made 30 saves for the victory for Pelicans.

Liiga Game Day: 9-23-16

SaiPa 4 vs. Lukko 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

Ex-Oilers second rounder Curtis Hamilton had a pair of goals to lead SaiPa to a 4-2 win over Lukko. Lightning prospect Saku Salminen was scoreless in 9:46 of ice time.

Liiga Game Day: 9-20-16

SaiPa 3 vs. Tappara 5
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen potted a late Third Period goal as SaiPa failed in their comeback bid against Tappara, eventually losing 5-3. Salminen played 10:09 in the match and was 40% on draws. Ex-Oilers second rounder Curtis Hamilton had a goal in defeat for SaiPa.

Liiga Game Day: 9-16-16 and 9-17-16

9-16-16
KooKoo 3 vs. SaiPa 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 8:22 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 opening game loss to KooKoo. He was also 50% on draws. Salminen started the season centering his club's fourth line.

9-17-16
SaiPa 3 vs. KooKoo 1
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 8:23 of ice time as SaiPa avenged their opening game loss, defeating KooKoo 3-1. He was also 33% on draws. Salminen again centered the team's fourth line.

Liiga Game Day: 1-8-16

TPS 3 vs. KalPa 1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 4-5-9, +8, 14 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in just 10:07 of ice time in KalPa's 3-1 loss to TPS. TPS got a goal from ex-Springfield Falcons forward David Spina and 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-Thrashers forward Tomi Kallio.

Salminen Update: Saku Salminen has 2 goals and 4 points in 7 games for TUTO Hockey in the Finnish Mestis (second tier) league. Salminen was loaned to TUTO from his KHL club, Jokerit, where he had 1 assist in 9 games with the team.

KHL Game Day: 11-26-15

Togliatti 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 8 GP, 3-4-7, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 10-11-21, +9, 4 PIM

Ex-NHLer Dmitri Kalinin scored the OT winner for SKA in their 3-2 win over Lada Togliatti. Fellow ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had a pair of helpers in the win. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 19:06 in the match.

Jokerit 2 vs. Sochi 5
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM

Ex-Lightning pick Denis Kazionov had a goal in Sochi's 5-2 win over Jokerit. Dmitri Kazionov, brother of Denis and also a former Lightning pick, got 27 PIM's and a suspension out of the contest. Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 14 shots for the loss before being pulled out of the game.

KHL Game Day: 11-24-15

Kazan 3 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 7 GP, 3-4-7, +4, 0 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 10-11-21, +10, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 18:23 in SKA St. Petersburg's 3-2 loss to Ak Bars Kazan. SKA got a pair of helpers from ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk in the loss.

Jokerit 3 vs. Yaroslavl 1
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Ex-Isles pick Jesse Joensuu had a goal for Jokerit in their 3-1 win over Yaroslavl. Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius stopped 19/20 for the win.

Zagreb 2 vs. Novgorod 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 20 PIM

Carter Ashton took three separate minors for high sticking in 15:04 of ice time in Novgorod's 2-1 loss to Zagreb. Zagreb's opening goal came from ex-Isles pick Mark Katic.

KHL Game Day: 11-21-15

Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Togliatti 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 28 GP, 12-9-6, 0 SO, 2.24 GAA, .918 sv%

Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov stopped 23 shots and 2 of 3 in the penalty shot session in Magnitogorsk's 3-2 SO win over Togliatti.

Jokerit 2 vs. Astana 0
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Ex-Flames goaltender Henrik Karlsson turned aside all 24 shots he faced as Jokerit shutout Astana 2-0.

KHL Game Day: 11-19-15

Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Kazan 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Loss, 22/23, 0.92 GAA, .957 sv%
Season totals: 28 GP, 12-9-6, 0 SO, 2.24 GAA, .918 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin allowed 2 of 4 to convert in the penalty shot session in Magnitogorsk's 2-1 Shootout loss to Kazan. Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolski scored the lone regulation goal and converted in the Shootout for Magnitka.

Jokerit 2 vs. Omsk 3 (OT)
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Ex-NHLer Martin Erat had the OT winner for Omsk in their 3-2 win over Jokerit.

St. Petersburg 5 vs. Astana 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 6 GP, 3-4-7, +4, 0 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 10-11-21, +10, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 13:48 as SKA St. Petersburg crushed Ak Bars Kazan 5-1. Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had 1 goal and 3 points in the win. Ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin also got in a fight for SKA in the victory.

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