Tampa mum about penalty

, Last Updated: 3:05 PM ET


 TAMPA -- Bolts coach John Tortorella refused yesterday to comment on Ville Nieminen's one-game suspension.

 Meanwhile, Vincent Lecavalier, the target of the Flames winger's illegal hit, said he isn't concerned about the punishment handed out.

 "I've got no comment," said Lecavalier.

 "I didn't make the decision, so I am fine. That's it."

 The Lightning centre skated in yesterday's practice and declared himself fit to play in tonight's crucial Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final despite laying on the ice dazed after being hit from behind by Nieminen in Game 4.

 "Obviously, it took a couple of minutes, for sure," Lecavalier said. "I mean, I was (laying) on the ice and, of course, I was dizzy but half an hour after the game I felt fine.

 "No headaches, nothing. I feel great."

 The rest of the Bolts were tight-lipped about the suspension, preferring to do their talking on the ice tonight.

 "I don't know if I'm surprised about it. It happened and it's Colin Campbell's (decision), so if he feels it's a one-game suspension, it's a one-game suspension," offered Lightning defenceman Jassen Cullimore.

 Added teammate Chris Dingman: "There's a lot of emotion out there, things happen real quick a lot of times. You don't want to see anyone get injured, especially in our dressing room. But sometimes, those things happen."

 Lecavalier wasn't the only Bolt to return to the ice yesterday. Pavel Kubina and Ruslan Fedotenko also took part in practice.

 That all three skated was a surprise and it looked like Kubina, one of the Lightning's best defencemen, could return to action tonight.

 Kubina and right-winger Fedotenko, who has 10 playoff goals, both missed Game 4 with injuries incurred from Calgary hits in Game 3.

 Fedotenko wore a full shield to protect a facial injury suffered when he was rammed into the boards by Flames defenceman Robyn Regehr.

 During practice, Tortorella had both Fedotenko and Dmitry Afanasenkov on a line with Lecavalier and Cory Stillman, which suggests Fedotenko will be a game-day decision.

 Tortorella offered no information.

 "I am not going to discuss the injuries here," he said flatly.


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