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Lecavalier (back) progressing, but still out another 2-3 weeks

Dec 18, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

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Wednesday was a good news, bad news sort of day regarding the health of Vincent Lecavalier.

Lecavalier, sidelined with a non-displaced fracture in his back, is progressing well in his injury rehab but doesn’t appear primed for an early return. Today, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said Lecavalier will be out for at least another 2-3 weeks, meaning his return to the lineup might not happen ’til around Jan. 8 — at which point he’d have missed 17 games with the injury.

Lecavalier, 33, doesn’t have a history of back issues but has struggled with his heath over recent years. He missed nine games last season with a lower-body injury and 18 games the year before due to a broken right hand.

The former Tampa Bay captain has nine goals and 14 points in 22 games with the Flyers this season, but hasn’t played since injuring his back against Nashville on Nov. 30.

  1. blackandorangeforlife - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    I guess they feel Vinny needs to remain in the news?….Nothing new here and without new you cant have news

  2. whammy71 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    I would have thought this middle body injury (inflamed vage…French spelling FWW)…..would have healed by now.

    • mcphillthy - Dec 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      Just bc your vag heals fast it doesn’t mean everyone else’s does too…
      The flyers aren’t fighting to stay at the top if anything so they may as well let him fully heal

      • whammy71 - Dec 19, 2013 at 11:20 AM

        Good one McFilthy….did your Mom write that one?

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