Salo Ailing... Again

Standard Spin: Just when you were lulled to sleep because of his excellent play, Sami Salo has now missed three games due to a groin injury; he is expected to return Thursday.  Sending Salo onto the ice is like sending a saltine cracker to a bowl of tomato soup.  We foresee more of the same this season: multiple injuries and the repeated need to get "back up to speed" upon return.  We would love to be wrong, but don't bank on it. (Nov.10)