Canucks defenseman Salo breaks rib in first game back from injury

Updated: December 19, 2008, 4:20 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canucks defenseman Sami Salo will be out four weeks with a broken rib.

Sami Salo


The team made the announcement at practice Friday.

The blue-liner was injured when he was driven into the boards by Edmonton's Ethan Moreau during a 4-2 home win over the Oilers on Wednesday night.

Salo, who had just returned to the lineup after missing three games with a groin injury, left the ice. No penalty was called on the play.

Salo has two goals and eight assists in 25 games this season.

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