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05-22-2004, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by rupispupis
As for the the guy to fall the hardest? I think it will be Salmonsson. Teams are very wary of injured players.
Look at James Wisnewski 2 years ago. He was slotted to go in the top 60, but had a serious knee injury a month before the draft. Chicago ended up picking him up in the 5th round. Long story short, he was just named as the CHL defensman of the year.

Reading your post it makes me believe that you know nothing or very little about Salmonsson's situation.

- Mid-October, it is revealed that Salmonsson has problems with his shoulder and will undergo surgery in November
- Early November, Djurgården announce that Salmonsson feels no pain, can play unbothered so they postpone the surgery until after the season.
- March/April, Djurgården eliminated from the playoffs - Salmonsson has his surgery in order to not miss the summer training with Djurgården (which he would have missed parts from if he had been playing for Sweden in the U18 WJC, before having the surgery)
- Early May, Salmonsson reports that he is recovering really well and is already now capable to train. Feels in good shape and very confident for next season.

# Salmonsson did not have a serious injury (heck, he was able to play with it)
# Salmonsson's stock will not fall because of his shoulder injury, if anything it will because he did perform as well during the spring as he did early in the season.

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