Vincent Lecavalier Injury: Lightning Captain To Miss 3-6 Weeks With Hand Fracture

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier left Monday's practice early and is now listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

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Vincent Lecavalier Injury Update: Lightning Captain To Miss 3-6 Weeks With Fracture

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a rather depleted roster at the moment. They traded away three players recently -- Pavel Kubina, Dominic Moore, and Steve Downie -- and while that has put them in a good position for the future, it means their current roster is being held together with duct tape and AHL promotions. To make matters more difficult, team captain Vincent Lecavalier is out with a fractured bone in his right hand, and is expected to miss 3-6 weeks while he recovers.

The good news is that Lecavalier will not require surgery, and that his hand merely needs to be given enough time to heal. GM Steve Yzerman admitted yesterday that it's possible Lecavalier could be back as soon as in three weeks, although he cautioned against being too optimistic:

"These things, generally, can take three to six weeks," he said. "Three is on the early side. We just have to wait and see how the bone heals and go from there." (Tampa Bay Times)

In the meantime, the Lightning will have to do the best they can with their limited depth. It could be a bumpy couple of weeks.

For more on the Lightning, check out SB Nation's blog on the Bolts, Raw Charge.

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Vincent Lecavalier To Miss Tomorrow's Game Against Ducks

According to Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman, Vincent Lecavalier will miss tomorrow’s game after sustaining and upper-body injury in Saturday’s game against the Washington Capitals.

Since Lecavalier will be out of the lineup, the Lightning have recalled Trevor Smith from the Norfolk Admirals to play in the captains absence.

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Lecavalier Injury Update

Per the team, Vincent Lecavalier sustained an upper-body injury during Saturday’s game against the Washington Capitals, although the center did not miss any time in that game. Lecavalier had unspecified tests done after today’s practice and those results have not been released as of yet.

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Tampa Bay Lightning Captain Leaves Practice With Upper-Body Injury

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier left Monday's practice early and is now listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

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