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After 14 straight healthy scratches in the playoffs, Petr Sykora returned to the lineup for last night's Game Six, with a modest 6:31 of ice time. But he did block a rather hard shot with his foot in the second period, and played sparingly after that.

It turns out that #17 broke that foot, according to x-rays, and is on crutches after receiving treatment from team doctors today.

The 32-year-old Sykora played in 76 regular season games in 2008-09, with 25 goals, 21 assists, and 46 points. He played in four playoff games against the Flyers, two against the Capitals, none against the Hurricanes, and one against the Wings. He had only one assist, which came against Washington.

Sykora's exit likely signals the return of Miroslav Satan, who sat out Game Six. Satan has played in 16 playoff games this season, with a goal and five assists, to go along with 11 penalty minutes and 21 shots on goal.

Sykora's had a tough time in the playoffs, and it's been difficult to watch. But you could tell that he was clearly willing to give up his body last night, and in return, he got a broken bone out of it. Hopefully, he will eventually get a day with the Cup in the near future to help soothe the pain.

Pens' Sykora out for Game 7, Satan likely to return

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