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September 7, 2011 | Helene Elliott
Ruslan Salei's hockey career led him away from Anaheim after nine seasons with the Ducks but his heart remained in Southern California. The Belarus native married a woman he met here and settled into life in Orange County with his family, which expanded in March with the birth of their third daughter, Ava. During summers or whenever he could steal time he reconnected with old teammates and friends, his vibrant personality making them smile over...
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January 6, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Good to see the late Ruslan Salei elected to the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. The former Ducks defenseman played internationally for Belarus; he was killed in the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv plane crash in 2011. Retired Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom also were chosen, with Soviet-era Olympic champions Viacheslav Bykov and Andrei Khumotov. + Ed Jovanovski returned to Florida's lineup on Saturday, eight months after undergoing a relatively new procedure called hip resurfacing surgery.
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January 31, 2009 | Billy Witz
AT COLORADO Time: Noon PST. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 830. Where: Pepsi Center. Records: Ducks 24-22-5, Avalanche 23-25-1. Record against Avalanche: 1-0. Update: If the Ducks, who have lost seven of 10, are going to hold off a host of teams for a playoff berth, they'll have to do it by winning on the road, where they play 10 of their next 14 games. At least they'll begin that stretch against a team they've handled, winning five of the last six meetings.
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September 7, 2011 | Helene Elliott
Ruslan Salei's hockey career led him away from Anaheim after nine seasons with the Ducks but his heart remained in Southern California. The Belarus native married a woman he met here and settled into life in Orange County with his family, which expanded in March with the birth of their third daughter, Ava. During summers or whenever he could steal time he reconnected with old teammates and friends, his vibrant personality making them smile over...
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December 15, 2001 | Chris Foster
Duck defenseman Ruslan Salei is expected to play for Belarus, which must win qualifying games to reach the Olympics. But whether he will be allowed to leave the Ducks to compete in those games remains in question. "We will deal with it in due time," Duck General Manager Pierre Gauthier said. The qualifying games are scheduled Feb. 9, 10 and 12. The Ducks play Dallas at the Pond on Feb. 10. It's doubtful that the Ducks will be in contention for a playoff spot at that time.
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February 10, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT
George Kingston, the former San Jose Shark coach who is coaching the German Olympic team, said after his team's 8-2 loss to Belarus on Monday that Mighty Duck defenseman Ruslan Salei should not have been allowed to play for Belarus while under suspension by the NHL. Salei was suspended two games for head-butting Chicago's Sergei Krivokrasov on Feb. 1.
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September 12, 2000 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Three days into training camp and defenseman Ruslan Salei has yet to skate with his teammates. A strained left hip has forced him to take long, slow solo turns around the Ducks' practice rink. "I'm skating without any speed," Salei said. "I can't stop and go. I'm just trying to stay in shape. It's day by day." Salei is expected to be sidelined for today's scrimmage--which will be held in front of about 13,000 school children taking a field trip to the Arrowhead Pond.
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October 3, 1996 | ROBYN NORWOOD
First-round draft pick Ruslan Salei, defenseman Adrian Plavsic and forward Joe Day survived the final cut Wednesday. Salei, 21, made the team as an extra defenseman, ahead of Nikolai Tsulygin, 21, who was assigned to Fort Wayne of the International Hockey League. Plavsic, 26, has cracked the Ducks' lineup, contributing to the trade of Jason York for Ottawa forward Ted Drury, who joined the team Wednesday. Day, 28, will make the first trip as an extra forward.
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February 5, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Ruslan Salei will leave today for Nagano, Japan, to join the Belarus Olympic team, after all. Salei received an early release from his duties as a Duck defenseman because of a two-game suspension from the NHL for head-butting Chicago's Sergei Krivokrasov in Sunday's slugfest. Salei also was fined $1,000. Salei had hoped to play for Belarus, which meets Germany to open "B" pool play Saturday. General Manager Jack Ferreira refused at first but gave his blessing Wednesday.
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February 13, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD
The plan for first-round pick Ruslan Salei to become a quality NHL defenseman right off the bat was a bust, but Salei returned to the lineup Wednesday after five weeks in the minors. Injuries brought Salei back to Anaheim after a 12-game stint playing for Baltimore in the American Hockey League. "It was better for me. I got my confidence back," said Salei, 22, whose skating and physical play season led to his selection ninth overall last summer.
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January 31, 2009 | Billy Witz
AT COLORADO Time: Noon PST. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 830. Where: Pepsi Center. Records: Ducks 24-22-5, Avalanche 23-25-1. Record against Avalanche: 1-0. Update: If the Ducks, who have lost seven of 10, are going to hold off a host of teams for a playoff berth, they'll have to do it by winning on the road, where they play 10 of their next 14 games. At least they'll begin that stretch against a team they've handled, winning five of the last six meetings.
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May 16, 2006 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Defenseman Ruslan Salei as the Quiet Man. The stunned looks that statement elicited from his Mighty Ducks teammates Monday were followed almost immediately by snickering. Through nine seasons with the Ducks, which includes seven head coaches, five general managers and two owners, Salei has been called many things. Quiet is not on the list. Yet, after Monday's practice, Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle went where no man has gone before.
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May 11, 2006 | Eric Stephens and Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writers
Ruslan Salei has struggled more than any Mighty Duck player in dealing with the rule changes in the NHL this season, yet the veteran defenseman has played his best hockey in these playoffs. Salei has largely avoided the penalties that plagued him early in the season while chipping in two goals after scoring one in the 82-game regular season. In 10 playoff games, he is third among all players with a plus-eight rating, which also leads the Ducks.
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February 4, 2006 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
The next five games could be the season's defining point for the Mighty Ducks -- and determine the future of two of the team's top defensemen. Keith Carney and Ruslan Salei are among the few remaining members of a Duck team that surprised the hockey world three years ago by advancing to the Stanley Cup finals. The two are also among the Ducks' highest-paid players and will be unrestricted free agents at the end of the season.
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January 28, 2006 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Holding an ice pack to his swollen-shut right eye Friday, Mighty Duck defenseman Ruslan Salei put the best possible spin on his injury. "I feel a lot better than I look," Salei said dryly. "You could say it could have been worse." The Ducks won't have the veteran's services for at least the next several days after Salei was hit above the right eye on a shot from San Jose Shark center Joe Thornton in the first period of Anaheim's 2-0 victory Thursday.
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November 27, 2005 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Mighty Duck defenseman Ruslan Salei took a slashing penalty with 1 minute 22 seconds left in Friday's game against the Detroit Red Wings, giving the Central Division leaders a golden opportunity to tie the score in the waning moments. The Ducks ultimately survived, using an empty-net goal to clinch a 3-1 victory. The ill-timed penalty, however, illustrated the struggles Salei has had in adapting to the way games are being officiated this season.
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February 11, 1997 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Enforcer Ken Baumgartner was placed on the injured reserve list Monday after he suffered a fractured bone in his right hand during Sunday's 6-1 loss to Calgary. Baumgartner is expected to be sidelined up to three weeks. The Ducks recalled rookies Ruslan Salei and Jeremy Stevenson from their minor-league affiliate at Baltimore. * The object of the game is to put the puck in the net, but it's difficult to win when only a couple of players do so consistently.
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August 10, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mighty Duck defenseman Ruslan Salei won his arbitration hearing Monday and will receive $2.4 million next season. Salei earned $1.75 million last season, when he had four goals and 11 assists. Salei, 29, is an eight-year veteran. An arbitrator awarded King forward Eric Belanger a $950,000 contract for next season. Belanger had 13 goals and 20 points in 81 games last season. The Kings have committed $32.
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June 27, 2004 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
The Mighty Ducks began mandated payroll reduction before Saturday's NHL draft, trading defenseman Niclas Havelid to the Atlanta Thrashers for Kurtis Foster, a little-known defenseman. Officials from Walt Disney Co., which owns the team, desire a $12-million payroll cut and the Ducks have already committed $33 million to 13 players for next season. Something had to give, or rather someone had to be given away.
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