Vincent Lecavalier RUMORS & NEWS

  • Vincent Lecavalier says he plans to retire

    Sportsnet "Vincent Lecavalier told reporters Sunday that he plans to retire this off-season. The 36-year-old said he has yet to file the paperwork as he’s still “decompressing” recent events that saw his Los Angeles Kings eliminated from the post-season at the hands of the San Jose Sharks. Lecavalier..." April 24

  • Kings think Lecavalier 'can still kick around' "They said he was done. They said he was too old, too slow and ineffective. But if you ask the Los Angeles Kings, they'll say that Vincent Lecavalier proved those doubters wrong. After being traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Kings on Jan. 6, the veteran center found instant success...." April 23

  • Kings' Lecavalier scores again, trade keeps looking better

    The Score "Vincent Lecavalier scored a power-play goal for the third consecutive game as the Los Angeles Kings won a key Western Conference matchup against the Dallas Stars 3-2. "You can tell he's having fun again," said teammate Milan Lucic, according to Greg Beacham of the Associated Press. "The coaches..." January 20

  • How Vincent Lecavalier got his groove back with the LA Kings

    Yahoo! Sports "On Jan. 9, Vincent Lecavalier landed in Los Angeles around noon. When he met the Kings to go over their expectations for him with his new team after a trade a day before from the Philadelphia Flyers they asked him if he wanted to play that day against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lecavalier was..." January 20

  • Vincent Lecavalier wants another chance to play

    ESPN "The buzz this week surrounds the Tampa Bay Lightning's third overall pick from the 2013 draft (Jonathan Drouin) asking for a trade before his career has barely begun. But at the other end of the spectrum, the Lightning’s first overall pick from the 1998 draft remains hopeful for a move out of..." January 06

  • Back stiffness keeps Vinny Lecavalier from skating Tuesday

    CSN Philly "It’s not very often that a Flyers morning skate centers on intrigue, but that’s what accompanied Tuesday’s session as Dave Hakstol’s club prepares for tonight’s game against the Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center. General manager Ron Hextall announced that Vinny Lecavalier would not be skating..." December 09

  • Flyers won't bench Vinny Lecavalier into retiring: 'Hasn't crossed my mind'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Vinny Lecavalier perked up for a few seconds after Monday's practice at Skate Zone when he was asked how his Thanksgiving went. "It was good," the unwanted Flyers forward told a reporter as a 10-minute interview was ending. "My wife cooked. It was just us and the kids." Spending his Sunday..." November 30

  • Flyers' Lecavalier to make season debut Thursday

    The Score "Vincent Lecavalier will play his first game of the season Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils. The 35-year-old forward will play left wing in the contest, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol told Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer." October 28

  • Flyers' Vinny Lecavalier bewildered over ongoing benchings, hasn't discussed status with coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Flyers' dressing room filled up with players and then was empty again by the time outcast Vinny Lecavalier was done practicing Monday at Skate Zone. Once again, the 35-year-old center with 411 career goals was on the ice an extra 30 minutes skating with the two others who will be healthy..." October 19

  • Vinny Lecavalier among healthy scratches for season opener

    CSN Philly "This wasn't grin 'n bear it. More like grin 'n hold your temper. Vinny Lecavalier again faced the music on Monday afternoon after Flyers practice. Both he and Sam Gagner, acquired in a trade over the summer, wore baby blue jerseys as “scratches” as the Flyers' now 23-man roster held its..." October 06

  • Lecavalier thrilled to have clean slate with new coach

    Courier-Post "There wasn’t much of an offseason for Vinny Lecavalier. After how poorly things went for him with the Flyers last season, in the second year of a five-year contract, the 35 year old wants to prove he still has something left in the tank. He basically made an ultimatum at the end of last..." September 11

  • Flyers to start season with Lecavalier on roster due to lack of trade interest

    The Score "Twenty-nine teams are taking a hard pass on Vincent Lecavalier, for the time being at least. As a result, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall is approaching the 2015-16 season as though the veteran - and his $4.5-million cap hit - will remain on the books. If the phone rings,..." July 19

  • Flyers' Lecavalier wants chance to contribute: report "Following two tumultuous seasons under former coach Craig Berube, Lecavalier will play for new coach Dave Hakstol provided Flyers general manager Ron Hextall doesn't find a trade partner willing to take on Lecavalier's contract, which has three years and $13.5 million remaining, according to..." July 13

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    Kent Hughes says #Flyers have not contacted him about buying out Vinny Lecavalier, adding Vinny will not retire "under any circumstances."

  • No buyout offer submitted for Flyers' Vinny Lecavalier

    CSN Philly "No such luck for Vinny Lecavalier. Wednesday was the beginning of the NHL buyout period, which ends June 30 at 5 p.m. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall told that he did not submit a buyout offer to embattled forward Vinny Lecavalier, via his agent, Kent Hughes. Hughes did..." June 18

  • Lecavalier would like to return, as long as Berube doesn't

    Courier-Post "It was like déjà vu only worse. At last year's exit meetings, Vinny Lecavalier was talking about how he really came here to play for Peter Laviolette, who was fired three games into the season. Under Craig Berube, the Flyers forward didn't feel he was used correctly. Again. Well, last year..." April 14

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

    TSN "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