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Vincent Lecavalier | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
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Don't expect Vincent Lecavalier to retire after a tough 2014-15 season.
According to Kent Hughes, who is Lecavalier's agent, the Flyers haven't contacted Lecavalier's camp about a potential buyout either. It was a tough season for the 35-year-old, as he finished with eight goals and 20 points in 57 games. Lecavalier's current contract has three years remaining with a cap hit of $ 4.5 million. Jun 19 - 12:00 AM

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Flyers GM Ron Hextall isn't confident that the coaching change will help Vincent Lecavalier.

Philadelphia recently replaced coach Craig Berube with Dave Hakstol. "Hasn't worked for Vinny, hasn't worked for us. At this point ... a new coach probably hasn't changed anything," Hextall said. That's a surprisingly grim assessment of the situation and it suggests that Hextall is committed to getting rid of Lecavalier. Whether or not he'll be successful remains to be seen, but we have our doubts given the three seasons left on Lecavalier's five-year, $22.5 million deal.
May 20 - 5:26 PM

With Craig Berube gone, Vincent Lecavalier has become an interesting buy-low candidate for the 2015-16 campaign.

Lecavalier and Berube didn't see eye-to-eye and the veteran forward was used sparingly as a result. That killed Lecavalier's fantasy value, but the Flyers fired Berube, so Lecavalier will get a head start. That being said, Lecavalier will be 35 by the time the 2015-16 season starts and he has a lengthy injury history, so he's far from a safe bet to bounce back. Still, there is hope now where there was none before.
Apr 17 - 11:15 AM

Vincent Lecavalier doesn't think he can co-exist with Flyers coach Craig Berube.

He said he can only be successful with Philadelphia if Berube is gone or else he is better off playing somewhere else. Lecavalier expects his situation to be clear as the NHL Draft approaches. The veteran forward dressed in 57 games in 2014-15. He sat often as a healthy scratch and he averaged just 12:38 of ice time per contest.
Apr 13 - 2:09 PM

Vincent Lecavalier (upper body) will miss Philadelphia's season finale on Saturday.

Lecavalier might have suffered a concussion as a result of engaging in two fights and if that's the case then there would be no timetable on his return. That being said, Flyers GM Ron Hextall has indicated that this shouldn't impact Lecavalier in the long-term, which might indicate that it's not a concussion that he's dealing with. It likely also means that Lecavalier should be fine for training camp, assuming the Flyers aren't able to trade him over the summer.
Apr 10 - 2:48 PM

Vincent Lecavalier didn't play in the third period of Thursday's game due to an upper-body injury.

Lecavalier might of suffered a concussion as the result of engaging in two separate fights with 22-year-old rookie Keegan Lowe. According to his teammates, Lecavalier felt disrespected by Lowe. "Vinny's earned the right to get respect out there, and we felt he kind of got disrespected," Flyers goaltender Ray Emery said. "He took it into his own hands and stood up for himself." Either way, this likely marks the end to what has been a rough season for Lecavalier. He has eight goals and 20 points in 57 games in 2014-15.
Apr 10 - 11:14 AM

Vincent Lecavalier had an assist in a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

While that's certainly a positive, Lecavalier was also limited to 10:08 minutes of ice time. His role with the Flyers was very limited this season and that's unlikely to change in 2015-16 if he's playing under coach Craig Berube once again.
Apr 8 - 11:46 AM

Vincent Lecavalier ended his 27-game goal drought on Wednesday.

"It felt good inside. I was happy to get that," said Lecavalier. "It was a great play by [linemate Pierre-Edouard Bellemare] to get it on net. It was fun to get one." This has been a trying season for him as his playing time has been significantly limited and sometimes he's been kept out of the lineup entirely. He has eight goals and 19 points in 53 games in 2014-15.
Apr 2 - 11:26 AM

Vincent Lecavalier would like to end his goal drought before the end of the season.

He hasn't scored in his last 27 games. "I want to finish strong. I'd like to get one in. It's all about confidence and seeing the net," said Lecavalier. "When you haven't scored in a long time it weighs on you." He has been a healthy scratch 17 times this season and he's earned just 18 points, including seven goals, in 52 games this year.
Apr 1 - 4:56 PM

Flyers coach Craig Berube has a simple reason for why he hasn't given Vincent Lecavalier a lot of playing time this season.

"He just hasn't produced and he gets power-play time, too," Berube said. "He hasn't produced." Lecavalier has just seven goals and 18 points in 51 contests this season. At the same time he's been limited to 12:47 minutes per contest, so the fact that his production is down isn't surprising. At any rate, Lecavalier needs a change of scenery, but we doubt he'll get one given his cap hit and the fact that he won't be an unrestricted free agent until 2018.
Mar 27 - 6:01 PM

Look for Vincent Lecavalier to play on Saturday.

Lecavalier has routinely been listed as a healthy scratch this season, but he might play in the remainder of the Flyers' games. That's because Wayne Simmonds (leg) is done for the season. Lecavalier has seven goals and 18 points in 51 contests.
Mar 27 - 11:35 AM

Vincent Lecavalier will stay in the press box on Wednesday.

It will be Lecavalier's third consecutive game as a healthy scratch. The Flyers would presumably love to trade Lecavalier over the summer and a change of scenery would likely do him some good. However, the Flyers probably won't find a taker for his contract, so short of a buyout, he appears to be stuck with them.
Mar 25 - 11:29 AM

Vincent Lecavalier and Matt Read will be scratched against the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

While Read continues to be with his wife Erin in Minnesota with their first child, a daughter, Roen Brittan, Lecavalier is mired in a 26-game goal drought. Another difficult season continues for the long-time veteran Lecavalier who has just seven goals and 18 points through 51 games this season.
Mar 19 - 8:04 PM

Vincent Lecavalier will be scratched for his third consecutive game on Sunday evening against the New Jersey Devils.

With just seven goals and 17 points through 46 games this season, the former Rocket Richard trophy winner simply doesn't have it any more in the fantasy world.
Mar 8 - 5:31 PM

Vincent Lecavalier will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against Boston.

This will be Lecavalier's second consecutive game as a healthy scratch. He has seven goals and 17 points this season. Nicklas Grossman will miss the game due to injury.
Mar 7 - 1:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Ryan White
4Chris VandeVelde
5Nick Cousins
6Vincent Lecavalier
LW1Brayden Schenn
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Sam Gagner
3Wayne Simmonds
4Michael Raffl
5Jason Akeson
6Jay Rosehill
7Aaron Palushaj
D1Mark Streit
2Andrew MacDonald
3Michael Del Zotto
4Luke Schenn
5Nick Schultz
6Carlo Colaiacovo
7Radko Gudas
8Brandon Manning
9Evgeni Medvedev
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery
3Michal Neuvirth
4Jason LaBarbera