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Lightning Lose Salo, Aulie To Injury As Well

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk


Monday was not a good day for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In addition to losing leading scorer Steven Stamkos to a broken tibia in a 3-0 loss to Boston, the Bolts also learned defensemen Sami Salo and Keith Aulie suffered injuries on Monday as well, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Salo, the clubs oldest skater at 39, suffered a lower-body injury against the Bruins and is doubtful for tomorrows matchup against the Habs. Aulie suffered an upper-body ailment, and the Lightning didnt release any update on his status or availability for Tuesday.

Of the pair, Salo is by far the bigger loss. The veteran Finn had five points through 15 games while averaging over 20 minutes per night, third among all blueliners in TOI. Aulie, 24, was making just his third appearance of the season against Boston and has had a difficult time cracking Tampas top-six defense.


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