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Lecavalier (facial injuries) will miss a couple weeks

Nov 2, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

Vincent Lecavalier #40 of the Philadelphia Flyers is escourted off the ice following his third period fight against Steve Oleksy #61 of the Washington Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center on November 1, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Capitals shutout the Flyers 7-0.
(October 31, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

The Philadelphia Flyers participated in a massive brawl last night and it’s proven to be costly for them.

As previously reported, forward Vincent Lecavalier sustained facial injuries during the incident. Now it has been revealed that he will be sidelined for a couple of weeks, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

He previously missed three games this season because of a lower-body injury. His trips to the sidelines have been particularly problematic for Philadelphia because he’s one of the few Flyers players that has enjoyed some success this season. He had a hat trick against the New York Islanders on Oct. 26 and leads the team with seven points in nine games.

Meanwhile, Steve Downie sustained a concussion as the result of a separate fight on Friday. He was hospitalized and hadn’t left as of this morning, reports the Philadelphia Daily News’ Frank Seravalli.

Philadelphia will play against the New Jersey Devils tonight.

  1. WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? - Nov 2, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    The way the Flyers played and acted last night is the reason I have my screen name.

    • chiadam - Nov 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      The good news is, yes, you will. Replay game six of the 2010 Finals. Watch the Hawks skate around with it.

    • inbullieswetrust - Nov 2, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      I see the cup twice. Lol

    • flyersfan85 - Nov 2, 2013 at 4:20 PM

      If you are 15..maybe.. if you are in your 40’s like me.. uhh.. sorry…

  2. chiadam - Nov 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    That’ll really show the Caps!!

    oh wait…

  3. joey4id - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    another player lost due to an injury stemming from a fight. what a waste.

    • stakex - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:13 PM

      Fighting is, and always has been, part of hockey. Don’t like it? Don’t watch it.

      • missthemexpos - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:25 PM

        Don Cherry approves your comment.

      • beelza - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

        Lets make things little more elementary. It is a bad trade-off to risk the loss of your best player to an injury from fighting. Skate away. The organization exists to win hockey games. Is it more likely that Flyers will win with Vinny out or with Vinny in?

      • 2jivecrew - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

        I approve of his comment too, and I hate Don Cherry.

        Don’t watch. The game won’t miss you.

      • joey4id - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:02 PM

        so was touch icing, and football players tackling with the crown of their helmets. not anymore.

      • nj666 - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:11 PM

        if you think last nights “fights” should be part of the game then you know nothing about hockey.

      • joey4id - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM

        so, using your logic, does that mean you won’t be watching any hockey games during the Sochi Olympic games? BTW, touch icing has been part of the game as well, but is no more.

      • jimeejohnson - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM


  4. veryevilash - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Well that went well.

  5. inbullieswetrust - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Thank god Time Warner doesn’t have NHL network. I’d be more pissed at the defense. Where were they. LeCavalier what were you thinking? Only real goal scorer they have now out again. I see some trades happening

    • flyersfan85 - Nov 2, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      You know nothing of Vinny if you ask that question.

      That guy is heart and soul a team player.. Vinny has never been a fighter but his team was fighting.. guess what Vinny does.. he fights.. he is the guy that should be running the team in Philly not Claude.. (look up Flyers C curse).

      The Bullies are dead.. let it go.. move into the skill game.. it will make a difference…its the thing that Bobby C never got.

      • jimeejohnson - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM

        Excellent comment.

  6. wjr37375 - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Flyers are terrible, broadcasting crew as well. Pretty funny they get all the injuries after they wanted the fight. Losers

    • veryevilash - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      Steve Coates (colour analyst) is stuck in the past with Holmgren and Schneider but he did admit in the post game that maybe he doesn’t understand the sport as much as he did in the 70’s when the fighting meant more in blow out situations. I’m surprised he actually admitted that.

      • wjr37375 - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:43 PM

        Who cares about what he admitted in post game. By the way .. Why would you watch the post game? Why would you watch this team at all . I watched a two minute clip about the game. The team is terrible and will be for a long time. I have to say though, they really suck.

      • whammy71 - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:04 PM

        Fighting meant more “back in the day” cause there were less teams and you played everyone way more than today’s teams do…..especially if you were division rivals.

  7. northstarnic - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Adds a lot to the game, right? Protects the true skill players from the goons, right? Time for the NHL to grow up and stop enabling this crap.

  8. 22bju - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Who beat up Vinny?

    • beelza - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:17 PM

      You pick ….. veni vidi vici

  9. whammy71 - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Typical Flyer garbage.

    Enjoy your crappy season.

    • flyersfan85 - Nov 2, 2013 at 4:27 PM

      God.. I hate that i have to agree. Hate it..

  10. jpat2424 - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch

  11. stcrowe - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Losing in a blowout? Send a message. What have you got to lose?

    • nj666 - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      what message would that be?

      • chiadam - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:34 PM

        “We stink”

    • handsofsweed - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      What have you got to lose? Well, how about your 2nd-best player to a literal broken face for quite a while? Not enough? How about adding the loss of a pretty decent player to a severe concussion?

    • stcrowe - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      That’s my point. I have never believed in the whole “sending a message” thing that coaches do at the end of a bad loss. The only message is that we can’t win against you, but we can beat some of you up.

      Back when Berube played, the lineup was full of goons like himself, so their frustration would be vented and they could move on. Nobody cared if Ed Hospodar injured himself in the process. But now, it has to be done with useful players, like Lecavalier and Downie, who can get injured in the process.

      Berube sent a message last night, just like General Custer sent a message to the Indians.

  12. buffalo65 - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Fighting has been part of the game but it adds nothing, proves nothing and will soon be gone. Funny thing is after a year or two nobody will notice.

  13. buffalo65 - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    The only sport where you are allowed to beat up your opponent if you can’t beat them. Makes a lot if sense….again soon it will be gone and Neanderthals or not, you will keep watching and the game will still be great.

    • President Charles Logan - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      go watch soccer then soccer mommy

  14. President Charles Logan - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    had they not sent some sort of message then everyone would have been screaming and crying that they have no pride, or that they just lie down and take losing with no problem…. i have no problem with the flyers did actually. , but they should get some guys other then ray emery that can actually win some fights more convincingly …. and how bad of a hockey player is brayden schenn ?? the wonder boy that is so over hyped … he needs to go next

    • flyersfan85 - Nov 2, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      Thats a BS comment. Line brawls shows that you lost.. you knew that you lost and that you weer outskilled and outcoached. If this was a retaliatory ‘You ran my star’, ‘You ran my goalie’, or ‘You put a toatl goon lineup out in the end of a blowout’, im good with what happened. THat isn’t the case.. we were killed.. on multiple aspects..out hustled, out scored, out goalied (can’t think of a bettter term).. and it was in Philly so goon it up.

      Fan since 85 and this is the most BS stuff I have seen in all my years.. and I haven’t gotten more sensitive.. just smarter about the game. Philly isn’t the Bullies anymore.. we need to get more skilled.. Im good with gritty skill that Simmer had last year.. now it’s just thuggery.. nothing else explains it.. I can’t bet you with skill.. I will just beat you.

      FFS save some of our god@mn lineage and try.. and quite being sore and sorry losers.. play 60 minutes for 2 periods.

      • jimeejohnson - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

        PresidentCharles makes that idiot Bush look smart!

  15. interiorfan - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Emery’s post game comments. Wow……just wow.

  16. puckmepuckyou - Nov 2, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    old time hockey….Eddie Shore

  17. President Charles Logan - Nov 2, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    I guarantee if it were buffalo , new jersey ottawa boston pittsburgh or any team for that matter that had a so called “line brawl” like that one, then ya’ll would be laughing it up and pounding your chests over how proud of your team you are . you guys just look for reasons to bash the flyers when they do it lol

    • mrminkus - Nov 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      You missed the point entirely. The Flyers did it to themselves, and keep doing it to themselves. Garbage team that loses games and tries to intimidate their opponents. Now they have lost two players to injury, and should lose another (Emery) to incarceration!

  18. buffalo65 - Nov 2, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Nope, all fighting is a huge waste of time and gets in the way of an otherwise great game. Get rid of the Colton orrs and john Scott’s please.

    • President Charles Logan - Nov 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      Coming from somebody from Buffalo thats funny…… you shouldnt even admit being a hockey fan with that bottom feeding franchise you defend.
      Where were you when Peca Ray, Barnaby and May were out there running around hitting everybody that moved ?? … I know where, you were standing up cheering ! … unless of course you’re one of these pansy a$$ modern day girl scout types that wearnt even born yet when the Sabres were significant last

      • President Charles Logan - Nov 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

        Oh and I forgot to add, Peca, Ray, Barnaby and May have been involved in several more real line brawls then the smalltime one that happened last night in Philly…. but hey , that wasnt fun was it ??

        (note sarcasm)

      • flyersfan85 - Nov 2, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        God I hated Barnaby.. I still cringe when I see him on tv doing any color commentary or providing a ‘professional’ aspect to anything hockey. Now Rob Ray.. different story.. him and Domi.. scary..

  19. flyersfan85 - Nov 2, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Why couldn’t have been Hartnell that was hospitalized.. we wouldn’t miss him. Damnit.

    Well now that our real Captain is in the hospital.. what the hell are we going to do now?

  20. jason9696 - Nov 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Too bad it wasn’t Emery that got hurt. The Flyers are a sad excuse for an NHL hockey team.

    • jimeejohnson - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

      I’m still eating cheesesteak.

      • matthewmacisaac - Nov 2, 2013 at 7:35 PM

        Good call. Pat’s or Geno’s?

      • jimeejohnson - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

        Eureka Cheesteak shoppe!

  21. broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 2, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    The fights were the best part of last nights game. Especially Holtby running away like a girl and then getting pummeled lol.

    • jimeejohnson - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      I see what you’re trying to do.

  22. apittsburgher - Nov 2, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Where is the leadership from the “C”, the self proclaimed “best player in the world”. Looks like the three gingers are more talk than walk, doesn’t it?

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