Sami Salo Tears Achilles Tendon, Bieksa Safe?

Updated: July 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm by Alexander Monaghan

Kevin Bieksa may have a reason to celebrate as it appears Sami Salo may miss a significant amount of time with a tear to his Achilles tendon.

We previously spoke about Bieksa and his ability to handle simple arithmetic but now the enigmatic defenseman may have a chance to stay.  If history is any indicator, Salo will be out a while.

According to Cap Geek, Salo will make 3.5 million which is just a shade under the 3.75 Bieksa earned so the salaries would be a wash.   If Bieksa stays in Vancouver he will likely play a more limited role with Keith Ballard and Dan Hamhuis now on board.

Essentially, if Bieksa stays because of the Salo injury he will have to replace Salo in every facet.

Kevin Bieksa, Sami Salo, Vancouver Canucks