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Lecavalier avoids structural damage to eye

Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:50 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2011 5:05 pm
 
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier has no structural damage to his right eye that was hit by a high stick, the club announced Monday. 

Lecavalier was examined by an ophthalmologist in Buffalo Monday, a day after Chicago Blackhawks forward Michael Frolik hit Lecavalier in the face in the second period of 2-0 Lightning victory. Frolik received a double minor for high sticking Lecavalier, who does not wear a shield, did not return to the game and required three stitches to close the cut above his eye.

"He wanted to go back in, but he couldn't see," Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher told The St. Petersburg Times after Sunday's game. "He's a warrior. There was blood here, blood there, around the nose."

The Lightning listed Lecavalier as day-to-day and said his status for Tuesday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres will “will be made at that time based on his progress.”


-- A.J. Perez
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