Vincent Lecavalier

#40 C / Philadelphia Flyers / EXP: 16YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 215 lb Age: 35 College: None

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      Flyers' Vincent Lecavalier: Tallies assist in season debut Thursday

      Lecavalier got an assist in his season debut Thursday, a 4-1 loss to the Devils. Lecavalier skated a team-low 7:16, finishing plus-1 with a shot. The veteran was forced into the lineup due to an injury to center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, but was actually pretty productive. We all know what Lecavalier has done in the past, so there's a chance he may get some extra playing time if Bellemare remains sidelined. That doesn't mean you should rush to add him, but he's worth monitoring.

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      Flyers' Vincent Lecavalier: To make season debut Thursday

      Lecavalier will make his season debut Thursday night against the visiting Devils, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Lecavalier warmed the bench for Philly's first eight games, but an apparent lower-body injury to center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare has prompted the team to give Lecavalier another look. We're talking about a guy that dropped 108 points with the Lightning a decade ago, so he clearly knows what it takes to put the puck past goalies, but he's 35 years old now and has seen his point totals drop in each successive year since 2009-10. Assuming he can start drawing into the lineup more regularly, Lecavalier could show up on the scoresheet on occassion, but temper your expectations as he's definitely not the player he once was.

    • Expected to be healthy scratch for opener

      News: Vincent Lecavalier is expected to be a healthy scratch for Thursday's season opener, reports Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia.
      Analysis: Vincent Lecavalier was as frustrated with the decision as owners who drafted him. His lone preseason goal doesn't seem to have impressed new coach Dave Hakstol, and it looks likely that he'll sit a healthy amount this season.
    • Flyers' Lecavalier Ruled Out For Finale

      News: Vincent Lecavalier was ruled out for Saturday's season finale against the Senators due to a probable concussion, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
      Analysis: Vincent Lecavalier sustained the head injury in Thursday's loss to the Hurricanes. The concussion will end what has been a terrible season that included several healthy scratches for the forward, who will finish with just 20 points in 57 games. He'll still have three years remaining on his contract with the Flyers at a $4.5 million cap hit.
    • Flyers' Lecavalier Leaves With Upper-Body Injury

      News: Vincent Lecavalier exited Thursday's game early with an upper-body injury.
      Analysis: The origin of Vincent Lecavalier's injury is a bit unclear, but he was missing from the Flyers' bench for much of the third period. The club indicated that more information on the issue will come at some point Friday.
    • Flyers' Lecavalier Collects Assist In Win

      News: Vincent Lecavalier snagged an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Islanders.
      Analysis: The assist gives him 20 points for the season, a stark total despite his injuries. His production has steadily declined over the last few seasons, and he's barely seeing over 10 minutes of ice time. The aging star doesn't have a bright future for fantasy owners.
    • Flyers' Lecavalier Scores In Win

      News: Vincent Lecavalier potted his eighth goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.
      Analysis: It's the aging star's first goal since Jan. 3, ending a 27-game drought. His 19 points in 53 games this season have been a huge disappointment for fantasy owners who thought they might be at least be drafting a shadow of the Vincent Lecavalier of old.
    • Flyers' Lecavalier Returns To Lineup

      News: Vincent Lecavalier will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Stars, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
      Analysis: Vincent Lecavalier, who sat out the Flyers' last three games, will replace R.J. Umberger in the lineup and likely serve in a fourth-line capacity. Though he'll be back in action Tuesday, it's clear the Flyers aren't expecting much from the 34-year-old former star, who has been scratched 13 times already this season and has posted 17 points and a minus-9 rating over 46 games.
    • Flyers' Lecavalier Back In Lineup Saturday

      News: Vincent Lecavalier will return to the lineup Saturday against the Rangers,'s Adam Kimelman reports.
      Analysis: Vincent Lecavalier served as a healthy scratch for the Flyers' last four games, but will replace Zac Rinaldo on the team's fourth line Saturday. With merely 16 points and a minus-9 rating over 44 games this season, Lecavalier's decline has been even more rapid than anticipated. And it could get a lot worse from here, as he's still under contract for another three seasons.
    • Flyers' Lecavalier On Track For Healthy Scratch

      News: Vincent Lecavalier is expected to be a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Predators, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
      Analysis: Coach Craig Berube tinkered with his lines at Friday's practice, with Vincent Lecavalier ultimately finding himself outside of the top four trios. Barring a late change of heart from the coach, Lecavalier will hit the press box, which was a regular occurrence for him in December. The 34-year-old has gone 19 games without a goal, while providing only three assists during that stretch.
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