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Ruslan Salei

Ruslan Salei  #24

Defenseman
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: November 2, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Minsk, Belarus
WEIGHT: 212 DRAFTED: ANA / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), October 20, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 2, 2006. Traded to Colorado by Florida for Karlis Skrastins and Colorado's 3rd round choice (Adam Comrie) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to back injury at Nashville, October 8, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 9, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (KHL), July 5, 2011.
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I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team.  A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.

— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres