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Lightning's Salo scratched with upper-body injury

Thursday, 10.03.2013 / 7:08 PM

By Matt Kalman - NHL.com Correspondent / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Lightning's Salo scratched with upper-body injury

BOSTON -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Sami Salo was scratched against the Boston Bruins on Thursday because of an upper-body injury.

Salo, 39, took part in the morning skate but did not warm up with the team. He was tied for second on the Lightning last season with a plus-5 rating.

In Salo's place the Lightning inserted Mark Barberio, a rookie with two games of prior NHL experience. He was a sixth-round pick of the Lightning in 2008.

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