Canucks’ Salo back in lineup vs Nashville after missing 4 games with injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vancouver defenceman Sami Salo returned to the Canucks’ lineup Thursday night against the Nashville Predators in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal.

Salo sustained an undisclosed injury in Game 6 of the Canucks’ opening series against Chicago. He travelled to Nashville with the Canucks and was a game-time decision Tuesday night before being scratched for Game 3.

The 36-year-old defenceman missed the first 4 1-2 months of the season recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon. The Canucks scratched Keith Ballard and Andrew Alberts.

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Nashville scratched Steve Sullivan, who’s out for the series with an apparent knee injury. Colin Wilson played his first game this post-season after playing all 82 in the regular season

The Canucks lead the series 2-1.