Colorado picks up Salei
The Avalanche switch up their defensive depth by adding Ruslan Salei from Florida, who is signed through 2009-10 for $3.025-million a season, in exchange for Karlis Skrastins and a third-round pick.
Skrastins is under contract for one more season at $2.4-million.
“Ruslan Salei gives our club a solid and reliable asset on the blueline,” said Avalanche Executive Vice President and General Manager Francois Giguere. “We feel he can assume a major role within our defensive corps and provide some added stability in that area.”