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Lecavalier (back) returns to Philadelphia for evaluation

Dec 8, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

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Forward Vincent Lecavalier (back) won’t return to the Philadelphia Flyers’ lineup on Monday. He won’t even be in the same city as his teammates.

With the Flyers preparing for their road game against Ottawa, GM Paul Holmgren announced that the 33-year-old forward would head back to Philadelphia for further evaluation.

“It is undecided if he will join the team in Chicago (for Wednesday’s game),” Holmgren said.

As it is, Lecavalier has missed three straight contests. The Flyers have gone 1-2-0 without him and were held to just one goal in the two defeats.

Lecavalier is tied for the team lead with nine goals despite being limited to 22 contests this season.

Meanwhile defenseman Kimmo Timonen sustained an upper-body injury during Saturday’s game. He’s being listed as day-to-day for now.

  1. muttbolts91 - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Fragile…. Must be French

    • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      Dude you gotta get over your hatred for him. Your bitter over nothing. You do realize they bought him out and it wasn’t his choice to leave right. He’s done everything for that franchise including bringing them a cup, which I’m sure you weren’t a fan yet, and put his blood sweat and tears into that team. Not to mention has donated literally several millions of dollars to charity’s there and has been nothing but a class act for that franchise and city. He constantly has nothing but great things to say about how it was the best experience of his life being there and it will always be his home no matter what. He’s been one of our best players this year and leading goal scorer despite missing like 8 games. Hate the lightning for signing him to that ridiculous contract, not him.

      • President Charles Logan - Dec 8, 2013 at 5:34 PM

        Best post of the Month Broad ST

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