Red Wings goaltending coach Jeff Salajko settled down in Columbus, Ohio when his playing career was over, and even though Salajko works with goalies in Detroit and Grand Rapids, he’s chosen to commute from a Columbus-area home over the past couple of seasons.
As such, this Tweet from The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline should not come as a surprise:
In addition to @monstershockey goaltending coach Manny Legace, put @CanadiensMTL Stephane Waite and @DetroitRedWings Jeff Salajko on list of candidates to replace goaltending coach Ian Clark with #CBJ.
Salajko is a former Columbus Chill player and a Columbus resident.
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) May 12, 2018
I would expect Salajko to jump at the chance to coach goaltenders closer to home.