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Report: Finland names Immonen, Salminen to Olympic roster

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TSN.ca Staff
2/8/2014 6:36:50 PM
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The Finnish men's Olympic hockey team has reportedly dipped into its reserves from Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.

According to USA Today the Finns have tapped forwards Jarkko Immonen and Sakari Salminen to replace injured forwards Mikko Koivu and Valtteri Filppula at the Sochi Games.

Koivu announced he would not be participating in the Olympic tournament on Friday. he has been out since Jan. 4 with a broken ankle.

Filppula was also ruled out Friday with a fracture in his right ankle sustained Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Immonen, 31, has scored 13 goals and added 23 assists in 50 games this season with the Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo.

He has appeared in 20 career NHL games as a member of the New York Rangers between 2005 and 2007. He was originally selected in the eighth round (254th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs but was dealt to the Rangers in the trade that brought Brian Leetch to Toronto.

Salminen - a Torpedo teammate of Immonen's - has scored 18 goals and 28 assists in 50 games this season.

Jarkko Immonen (Photo: IIHF-HHOF/Images On Ice)

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(Photo: IIHF-HHOF/Images On Ice)
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