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Canucks' defenseman Salo hit with puck

Updated: May 10, 2010, 12:27 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- A season-saving victory for the Vancouver Canucks was tempered by the loss of defenseman Sami Salo, a key fixture in their top four.

Salo took a slap shot in the midsection at the buzzer when the first period ended, and had to be carried out on a stretcher to the hospital. The Canucks officially termed the injury "undisclosed."

"He's at the hospital right now getting evaluated and we'll know more later," Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault said after the game.

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