Sami Salo injury: Defenseman out with lower-body injury

Bruce Bennett

The Tampa Bay defenseman left the game in the second period.

Sami Salo suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of Tampa Bay's game against the Buffalo Sabres and left the game. He didn't return, and the Lightning say he will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

Salo, in his first season with the Lightning after being a regular fixture on defense for the Vancouver Canucks, has been a solid part of the roster for Tampa Bay this year.

Tampa Bay entered Tuesday night tied for eighth in the Eastern Conference with nineteen points.

Here are Salo's statistics thus far this season:


G A P +/- PIM
2012 - Sami Salo 1 7 8 12 6


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