Sami Salo injury: Tampa Bay defenseman leaves game with upper-body issue

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Details haven't been released, but Salo won't be back tonight.

Defenseman Sami Salo suffered an upper-body injury sometime in Tampa Bay's match against the Montreal Canadiens and left the game. He won't be back, according to reports:

Salo has been a solid part of the roster for Tampa Bay this year, but has been plagued by lingering injuries. He's in his first season with the Lightning after being a regular fixture on defense for the Vancouver Canucks.

Here are Salo's statistics thus far this season:


G A P +/- PIM
2012 - Sami Salo 2 14 16 11 16

Tampa Bay is out of playoff contention in the East.

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