Lecavalier announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday.
Lecavalier played 17 seasons with the Lightning, Flyers and the Kings. He retires with 421 goals and 528 assists (949 points) in 1212 career games. He currently ranks first in Lightning history in games played (1037) and goals (383), while rankings second in assists (491), points (874) and game-winning goals (60).
The Kings have acquired Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn from the Flyers in exchange for Jordan Weal and a 2016 3rd round pick.
Lecavalier has not appeared in a game since November 12th and has only played in seven games this season, registering a single assist. The Flyers will reportedly retain half of his salary but this deal still opens up some much needed salary space for the Flyers. Lecavalier should slot into a bottom-6 role with the Kings.
Lecavalier is expected to make his season debut on Thursday.
Lecavalier has been a healthy scratch in the first eight games of the season but with Pierre-Edouard Bellemare potentially out with an injury, it looks like Lecavlier will draw in for the first time this season.
Lecavalier (healthy scratch) could be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Coach Craig Berube said that there is a chance that Lecavalier could be back in the lineup tomorrow vs. the Panthers. If Vinny gets back in, he will be playing centre. Lecavalier has six points (2G / 4A) in 16 games this season.
Lecavalier will be a healthy scratch vs. his former team on Tuesday.
Lecavalier has not been in the lineup in two weeks. He last suited up on November 29th vs. the Rangers and will be a scratch for the seventh consecutive game tomorrow. "It's not just because it's Tampa," Lecavalier said after Monday's practice. "I just want to play. I said pretty much everything last week. There's nothing to say. Practice hard and be ready mentally if I get a chance to play."
Lecavalier (lower-body) was back at Flyers practice on Monday.
Lecavalier has not played in the last six games, but he was believed to be a “healthy scratch” for at least three of those games. His return to practice today is a sign that he is getting healthy, but there is no word when he will get back into the lineup.
Lecavalier is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Lecavalier has been a healthy scratch for the last five games so he must have suffered the injury in practice recently. Since he has not been in the lineup, it won’t have any effect on the Flyers lineup on Saturday.
For the first time in his 15 year career. He played a season-low (likely a career-low) 5:56 in the Flyer loss to the Rangers on Saturday. Philadelphia is struggling mightily right now and Vinny has just one assist in his last nine games.
Lecavalier has missed the last seven games, but will be back in the Flyers lineup tomorrow vs. the Panthers. He will skate between R.J Umberger and Wayne Simmonds. He had one goal and two assists in his first three games.