Miroslav Satan hurt in first period

Updated: February 12, 2010, 9:41 AM ET
By Matt Kalman | ESPNBoston.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Boston Bruins forward Miroslav Satan suffered a cut hand in the first period of Thursday night's 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at the St. Pete Times Forum and did not return.

Bruins coach Claude Julien said Satan suffered the cut just before a brief altercation with Tampa Bay's Steve Downie, who had thrown a big hit at Satan after the winger circled the Lightning net and passed the puck to the front. After the brief one-sided altercation ended, Satan was seen looking at his right hand.

"He cut his hand from a skate," Julien said. "We're going to see what the prognosis is. We've got a day before the next game. So this is a situation where I might be able to give you more [Friday]."

The Bruins play the Florida Panthers on Saturday in their last game before the Olympic break.

Matt Kalman covers the Bruins for ESPNBoston.com.

Matt Kalman

Bruins reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Matt Kalman covers the Bruins for ESPNBoston.com. He has been on the Bruins beat since the lockout for numerous publications and has been covering the Boston sports scene for a decade.