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Vancouver Canucks Sami Salo celebrates his game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period of Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference semifinal hockey playoffs in Vancouver, British Columbia April 30, 2009. REUTERS/Lyle Stafford

LYLE STAFFORD

Injured Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo will reportedly head on a conditioning assignment with the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose.

The Winnipeg Free Press is reporting that Salo, who is recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in July, could dress Friday when the Moose face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The 36-year-old defenceman has not played since the NHL playoffs last May.

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