Vincent Lecavalier RUMORS & NEWS

  • Awkward meter rising as Vinny Lecavalier continues to sit

    Courier-Post "It's past the point of just an awkward afternoon where a once-dominant NHLer is a healthy scratch for a game to send a message. Vinny Lecavalier hasn't played for the last three games. Thursday is expected to mark a fourth. It's the longest stretch since he missed seven games as a healthy..." February 26

  • Berube: Lecavalier 'looks hungry,' should play Thursday

    CSN Philly "Guess who’s almost certain to be in the Flyers’ lineup Thursday night against the Florida Panthers? Hint: He’s been a healthy scratch six of the last seven games and he’s not a defenseman. If you guessed Vinny Lecavalier, you win some beach property in South Florida. Flyers coach Craig..." December 18

  • Flyers finding no takers for Vinny Lecavalier

    USA Today "Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall had a rough enough summer trying to fill gaps on his first roster with limited salary cap space. Throw into the mix that he was trying to find a new home for disgruntled center Vinny Lecavalier and he really didn't quite know what to plan..." December 09

  • Flyers' Lecavalier trying to stay positive "Vinny Lecavalier thought this would be over by now. The 405-goal scorer was never expecting to be a healthy scratch for the first time in his career. He was on Tuesday in San Jose, but figured he'd get a crack at redemption after that last-second loss. "I definitely thought after a game, I'd..." December 08

  • Will Lecavalier remain with Flyers?

    Courier-Post "Vinny Lecavalier pulled on the sweater – this really was a sweater, not just hockey-talk for a jersey – of his boyhood team. He'd always dreamt of playing for his hometown Montreal Canadiens, thanks in part to hearing his grandfather tell stories about Jean Béliveau, the Hall of Fame center who..." December 04

  • Odds are Lecavalier won't play against Lightning

    CSN Philly "If it weren’t for the fact that he spent 14 years -- the bulk of his career -- in this one city, it would not mean so much for Vinny Lecavalier to lace up the skates tonight against the Lightning. Yet barring a significant change of heart from coach Craig Berube, the Flyers' 34-year-old center..." October 30

  • Vinny Lecavalier could be Flyers’ power-play ploy

    Courier-Post "Tonight will mark the 16th NHL opening night for Vinny Lecavalier. Each time, he’s kept the same routine for 82 games. He warms up the same way, eats the same breakfast, parks in the same spot at the arena. He usually tries out different habits during the preseason to see what works best for..." October 08

  • Vincent Lecavalier quietly puts trade talk behind him

    Delaware Online "Vinny Lecavalier didn't have to read the newspapers, listen to sports talk radio or search his name on Twitter. He knew what was going on. In all his years as a pro hockey player, he never was one to seek out stories. Not the good ones. Not the bad ones. After signing a five-year, $22.5..." September 11

  • Vincent Lecavalier 'needs to change game a little bit,' says Flyers coach Craig Berube

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Flyers' puzzle piece that doesn’t fit needs to reinvent his game. Head coach Craig Berube's response to veteran center Vincent Lecavalier hearing his name in trade rumors all summer? “Get over it.” Berube’s response to apparently being stuck for another season with an aging four-time..." August 26

  • What should Flyers do with Vinny Lecavalier if they can't trade him?

    CSN Philly "You may have heard this recently, but the Philadelphia Flyers are trying to trade Vinny Lecavalier just about a year after signing him to a five-year, $22.5 million contract. Lecavalier is sitting on the trade block - as he has been for weeks now - while Flyers general manager Ron Hextall..." July 09

  • Is it possible for the Flyers to trade Lecavalier?

    CSN Philly "Coach Craig Berube struggled to find a suitable place for center Vinny Lecavalier. General Manager Ron Hextall could be facing a similar challenge. TSN hockey analyst Darren Dreger reported the Flyers are now interested in dealing the 34-year-old center after just one year in Philadelphia, and..." June 13

  • Lecavalier believes he can be better after ‘tough year’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Safe to say, when the Flyers gave Vincent Lecavalier a $22.5 million contract in July, they didn’t do it to add a fourth-line center. So it’s no surprise that Philadelphia management expects more from the 34-year-old next season, and so does he. “It was kind of a tough year,” Lecavalier..." May 05

  • Bombshell: Lecavalier demoted to Flyers' 4th line "In a stunning move, Flyers coach Craig Berube demoted Vinny Lecavalier to the fourth line. Lecavalier had been playing on the second line at left wing, but will be back at his natural position _ center _ for Friday's game against visiting Toronto. "It wasn't working where it was, so I put..." March 29

  • Lecavalier has moved from center to mentor

    CSN Philly "Flyers coach Craig Berube believes extended breaks in the NHL schedule -- like the Olympic break -- benefit older players. Vinny Lecavalier turns 34 in April and is going through a mini-crisis this season in trying to adjust to a new spot – left wing. In his case, the break offered him..." February 26

  • Lecavalier on playing wing: ‘I’m definitely not used to this’

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the entirety of his 15-year career, Vincent Lecavalier has been a center. That is until now. Lecavalier is now playing left wing alongside center Brayden Schenn in Philadelphia and, as Tim Panaccio of shares, it’s a big adjustment for the career-long pivot. “I’m..." February 02

  • Flyers' Brayden Schenn playing; Lecavalier making strides "Good news on the Flyers’ medical front: Center Brayden Schenn, who was sent head-first into the boards after a vicious hit Tuesday, will play Thursday against visiting Columbus, and center Vinny Lecavalier had his best practice since injuring his back and said there was a “possibility” he could..." December 19

  • GM: Lecavalier return not soon

    Courier-Post "It’s now been 16 days since Vinny Lecavalier threw on a Flyers jersey and played a game. The wait apparently will be plenty longer. General manager Paul Holmgren said Sunday that the center with nine goals and five assists in 22 games won’t return from a non-displaced fracture in his lower back..." December 16

  • Flyers place Lecavalier on IR; Recall McGinn "Prior to the team's morning skate in Ottawa, the Flyers announced that they have placed center Vincent Lecavalier on Injured Reserve and recalled forward Tye McGinn from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. It was announced on Sunday that Lecavalier returned to Philadelphia in the..." December 09

  • Vincent Lecavalier to miss 3-4 weeks with fracture in lower back "Philadelphia Flyers forward Vincent Lecavalier has been out for the past week already but he's going to miss a lot more time. Lecavalier suffered a non-displaced fracture in his lower back and is going to miss 3-4 weeks. He was travelling with the team but the Flyers sent him back to..." December 09

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Gus, Vinny, Gill scratched.

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    Frank Seravalli @DNFlyers

    Flyers say Lecavalier did not skate on his own today. He did get treatment today for his back spasms, but likely ruled out tonight.

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    Frank Seravalli @DNFlyers

    Lecavalier didn't practice (back spasms) today at the Joe. venture to say he is a long shot for tomorrow night against the Red Wings.

  • Flyers Notes: Lecavalier sits out with back spasms "Flyers center Vinny Lecavalier missed Monday night's game in Minnesota because of back spasms, but general manager Paul Holmgren said he did not believe the condition was serious. Holmgren said he hoped Lecavalier could play Wednesday in Detroit. He said Lecavalier experienced back pain on..." December 03

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Vinny has back spasms and Homer is hopeful he plays Wed. in Detroit. Suffered injury in 3rd period vs. Nashville.

  • Team honors Lecavalier upon return

    Tampa Tribune "Former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier returned for the first time on Wednesday to the rink he called home for 14 years. Lecavalier appeared in 1,037 career games with Tampa Bay after being selected with the first overall pick in the 1998 draft. His 383 goals are a franchise..." November 28

  • Lecavalier excited to return to Tampa Bay

    CSN Philly "Vinny Lecavalier held a news conference Tuesday morning with reporters about his return to his hometown as a Flyer. Here’s some highlights of what he had to say: Q. Were you thinking about this [moment] during Monday’s game in Florida? A. It was hard, but you kind of had to … it’s tough...." November 27

  • Bruised but not broken, Lecavalier to return

    CSN Philly "Vinny Lecavalier will wear a helmet with a half-shield, half-cage when the veteran center-turned right wing returns to the Flyers' lineup Tuesday in Carolina. He practiced on Claude Giroux’s line with Scott Hartnell. Lecavalier has some facial swelling on his left side but not a broken..." November 04

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Vinny in Hartnell out. #Flyers

  • Flyers' Lecavalier, Hartnell make strides "Vinny Lecavalier and Scott Hartnell injured forwards who would boost the offensively challenged Flyers lineup took a step toward returning when they skated and took shots Sunday at the team’s Voorhees practice facility. It was the first workout for the players since they were injured in a 2-1..." October 21

  • Flyers Hartnell, Lecavalier each out at least a week "The Philadelphia Flyers will be without top-six forwards Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier for at least a week after each was injured during the Flyers' 2-1 loss Friday to the visiting Phoenix Coyotes. "Scott has an upper-body injury probably going to keep him out for at least a week"..." October 12

  • Lecavalier not bothered by team's changes

    Courier-Post "Vinny Lecavalier saw seven coaches in his 14 seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Each coached his own way whether it was an offensive style defensive style or some hybrid of the two. For the first time in his career at age 33 the center was a free agent this summer when the Lightning bought..." October 11

  • Raffl clicks right away with Lecavalier, Simmonds

    CSN Philly "He had not gotten off the ice yet for his line change when the puck was turned over at the blue line to Michael Raffl. Without hesitation the left winger darted into the Rangers' zone and found Vinny Lecavalier open in the right circle -- Lecavalier's favorite spot -- for a quick shot on..." September 18

  • Lecavalier to sign a five-year, $22.5 million deal with the Flyers "Veteran free agent forward Vincent Lecavalier has agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia Flyers that, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, will be a five-year, $22.5 million contract. The deal will also include a full no-movement clause. Flyers captain Claude Giroux told TSN Hockey..." July 02

  • The Dallas Stars & the Vincent Lecavalier Contract Possibilities

    Defending Big D "Vincent Lecavalier is a rich man thanks to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning chose to use an amnesty buyout to rid themselves of his cap hit which was north of seven million dollars per season. They still owe Lecavalier 32 million dollars, but it won't count against the cap. It must be..." July 02

  • Everybody wants Vincent Lecavalier "The Tampa Bay Lightning decided to use one of their two cap compliance buyouts on Vincent Lecavalier this past week, starting a free-agent frenzy for the veteran forward who is now easily the best player available on the open market. He's not the player who compiled 50 goals and 100 points a..." July 01

  • Lightning to use buyout on captain Lecavalier "The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Thursday that they will use a compliance buyout on captain Vincent Lecavalier. Lecavalier’s buyout is set to cost $32.67 million over the next 14 years. “Vinny has been a significant reason for many of our past successes, including the 2004 Stanley Cup, and..." June 27

  • Lecavalier's agent on buyout : 'We understand it's something they might be contemplating

    Tampa Bay Times "When the Blackhawks on Monday claimed the Stanley Cup with a Game 6 victory over the Bruins, it was important to note the time -- 11 p.m. eastern -- because the compliance buyout period was set to begin 48 hours later. So, mark it down. From 11 p.m. Wednesday through 5 p.m. July 4, teams can..." June 26

  • Lecavalier's 'Lower Body Injury' May Be A Fracture In Foot

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier looks no worse for wear these days. But when he will get back on the ice or into the lineup is still undetermined, although Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said it was "reasonable" for Lecavalier to be out three weeks. Lecavalier sustained..." March 20

  • Lecavalier could miss weeks

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier looks no worse for wear these days. But when he will get back on the ice or into the lineup is still undetermined, although Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said it was "reasonable" for Lecavalier to be out three weeks. Lecavalier sustained..." March 19

  • Tampa Bay Lightning C Lecavalier on IR with lower-body injury

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, the team announced Thursday. The nature of the injury was not revealed, though Lecavalier will be out for more than a week, general manager Steve Yzerman said. He will be placed on injured..." March 14

  • Lightning's Lecavalier sore but will play

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier said his left ankle still is pretty sore. But as far as tonight's game with the Flyers is concerned, "There's no thought of me not playing." Lecavalier, hurt Saturday when struck by teammate Sami Salo's slap shot, did not skate Monday and spent most of the..." February 05

  • Lightning's Lecavalier has bone bruise

    Tampa Bay Times "Vinny Lecavalier said he iced his left foot until 3:30 a.m. Sunday. He watched the Super Bowl with his foot up while icing some more. It was a small inconvenience. The Lightning captain said it was "definitely a relief" the foot was not broken when hit by a slap shot from teammate Sami Salo..." February 04

  • Tampa Bay Lightning's Lecavalier to play in 1,000th game today

    Tampa Tribune "Through major surgeries, major distractions, major overhauls and 999 career NHL games, Vinny Lecavalier has seen no major changes to the crest he wears on his jersey. There have been minor tweaks to the colors, the lettering style, even a couple of redesigned logos, but through it all there has..." January 21

  • Lecavalier returns against Devils

    Tampa Tribune "Vinny Lecavalier's return to the lineup after an 18-game absence wasn't spectacular, but it did serve the purpose of showing even though the season is about over, he isn't packing it in. With Tampa Bay teetering on the brink of playoff elimination, Lecavalier suited up against the New Jersey..." March 30

  • Lecavalier itching to return to lineup

    Tampa Tribune "Vinny Lecavalier is happy to be traveling with the team and even though he didn't play in Monday's game against the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center, the Lightning captain is encouraged by his progress. Lecavalier has missed 17 games since suffering a fractured right hand on Feb. 18 against..." March 27

  • Lightning's injured Vinny Lecavalier returns to practice, will travel

    Tampa Bay Times "If all goes to plan, captain Vinny Lecavalier will play on the Lightning's three-game road trip that starts Monday in Philadelphia. The center, wearing a red no-contact jersey, skated Saturday for the first time with teammates since fracturing his right hand Feb. 18 against the Capitals. "It..." March 25

  • Old hands Marty, Vinny keep Bolts in playoff picture

    Tampa Tribune "Knowing when somebody is going to zig and when he is going to zag looks like intuition between teammates. It can't be practiced or mapped out. Sometimes, it just happens. Or, in the case of Lightning stars Vinny Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis, happens again. The Tampa Bay veterans have..." February 07

  • Vinny Lecavalier has no regrets in going after Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier said he does not regret anything he did or tried to do Sunday to Penguins star Evgeni Malkin. Not jumping Malkin from behind or the sucker punch he threw to Malkin's face at the end of a scrum. It was justified payback, Lecavalier said, for what he believes..." January 17

  • Lecavalier's emotions boil over

    Tampa Tribune "Percolating emotions briefly bubbled over for Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier midway through the third period Sunday. With 7:49 left and Tampa Bay trailing by two goals, Lecavalier jumped Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin from behind and landed some punches on the Penguins' all-star center. Then..." January 16

  • Malkin, Lecavalier mix it up in Penguins' victory

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Center Evgeni Malkin simply shrugged his shoulders when asked why he was attacked by Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier on Sunday. Moments earlier, Malkin ducked to avoid a hit from Lecavalier, who was attempting to hit the Penguins center into the boards. Lecavalier then approached Malkin..." January 16

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