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Lecavalier expected to play with half-shield, half-cage Tuesday

Nov 4, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT

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Despite having the sort of injury that sounds more week-to-week than day-to-day, it sounds like Vincent Lecavalier will be able to bounce back from Friday’s fight to play for the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

To do so, he experimented with different facial protection, ultimately settling on a half-shield, half-cage setup, as he told CSNPhilly.com.

“My vision was a little bit better with my half shield and the little protective thing to protect the lower part of my face,” Lecavalier said. “It fogs up and all that, but those are all things between shifts. Obviously I have to have that right now. I feel good today. Hopefully I’ll be able to play tomorrow. I felt fine on the ice. I just need to protect it and I’ll be good.”

The 33-year-old explains that fighting is just something that “just happens,” even for a finesse player like him.

(One may remember that just happening against Jarome Iginla in the playoffs many moons ago, too.)

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