Vincent 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.
Vincent 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.