“Things are going on with his family,” general manager John Ferguson said last night, adding that “he wasn’t really here long enough for us to be disappointed.”
My thanks to Master Lok for passing this along. I remain convinced Tony Salmelainen was more talented than several of the Oilers prospects from his era who got longer looks and better chances. However, the Leafs were his third organization after Edmonton (CHI, MON) and this would have to be considered the end of his NHL dreams. Salmelainen is 26, and was 2-0-2 with Toronto (AHL) so far this season.