Lecavalier was off to a nice start to the season, with one goal and two assists in the first three games, but will miss two weeks with the lower-body injury. He will likely land on IR for a brief period of time. Expect the Flyers to recall a forward from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Lecavalier has been moved to the Flyers' fourth line ahead of Friday's game vs. Toronto.
Lecavalier has struggled in five-on-five situations at times this year. He has 15 goals and 15 assists (30 points), seven of those goals and 11 of the 30 points have come on the power-play. Lecavalier has one goal and three assists in his last 10 games, which looks like it is going to force head coach Craig Berube to drop him between Adam Hall and Zac Rinaldo.
Lecavalier (back) will return to the Flyers lineup tonight.
Lecavalier missed the last nine games with a non-displaced fracture in his lower-back. He will return to the lineup with Steve Downie coming out due to an injury of his own. The Flyers will likely ease Lecavalier back into action.
Lecavalier will miss 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back.
Lecavalier had reportedly been dealing with back spasms, but after returning to Philadelphia to be re-evaluated, a non-displaced fracture was discovered. The Flyers are not sure who will be recalled and will decide later tonight. Expect Michael Raffl to stay on the second line while Vinny is out.
Lecavalier (back spasms) is not on the ice for the Flyers morning skate.
It appears Vinny will miss his second straight game with the back ailment. His absence during the morning skate is a strong indicator that he will not dress tonight. Michael Raffl will remain in his spot on the 2nd line with Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds. Consider Lecavalier day-to-day.
Lecavalier (back) won't play tonight vs. Minnesota.
Lecavalier did not skate this morning and won't play due to a back issue. He suffered the injury prior to scoring the game-winning shootout goal on Saturday vs. Nashville. It does not sound like a serious injury and he should be considered day-to-day. Michael Raffl will move up to the second line and Brayden Schenn will shift back to centre.
Vincent Lecavalier is expected to return to the Flyers lineup Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Lecavalier left the game after his fight with Steve Oleksy in the third period. He has a “facial contusion,” but no lost teeth as some outlets have reported. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren says Lecavalier is more sore on side of his face.
There were reports earlier in the day that Lecavalier could miss multiple weeks, but this is great news for the Flyers. Lecavalier will not play tonight and should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game with the Hurricanes.
Lecavalier was injured in a fight on Friday and according to reports it sounds like he could miss a couple weeks. The Flyers will release an official injury report after Lecavalier is evaluated further.