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Miroslav Satan hurt in first period

2/12/2010 - NHL Miroslav Satan Boston Bruins + more

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.