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Sami Salo held out of Game 3

5/4/2011 - NHL Sami Salo Vancouver Canucks + more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vancouver's Sami Salo was held out of Tuesday's 3-2 Game 3 overtime victory due to a leg injury.

Canucks associate coach Rick Bowness said prior to the game that the defenseman was a "game-time decision" for the matchup against the Nashville Predators.

Salo was among the last Canucks off the ice after an optional skate Tuesday morning, hours before Game 3 of the series. Salo suffered an undisclosed injury in Game 6 of Vancouver's opening series against the Chicago Blackhawks.

The 36-year-old defenseman missed the first 4½ months of the season recovering from a torn Achilles tendon but was the Canucks' best all-around defenseman the year before. He had one goal and was minus-2 the first five games of the playoffs.

Vancouver, winner of the NHL's Presidents' Trophy, now holds a 2-1 edge in its Western Conference semifinal against Nashville.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.