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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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It looks like Vinny Lecavalier, Sam Gagner, and Radko Gudas will be the scratches again tonight for the Flyers.
The trio were in the press box for the Flyers season opener on Thursday. If Gudas ever gets back into the lineup, he might be worth an add in leagues that give points for penalty minutes. Oct 10 - 7:22 PM

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Vincent Lecavalier will spend Thursday's opener in the press box.

To make matters worse for Lecavalier, the game is against his old team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. "The toughest thing is not physically being out there and playing with the puck, it's mentally," Lecavalier said. "It can't creep up on you, I still have that confidence that if I'm put in a situation, I know I can still play the game. I believe in myself, and that's all that matters honestly. It is hard. I want to play." Don't count on him having any fantasy value in standard leagues this season. It seems like we're in for a repeat of last season where his playing time will be severely limited.
Oct 8 - 3:05 PM

Do not be surprised if Vincent Lecavalier is a healthy scratch on opening night in Tampa Bay.

Lecavalier will likely be replaced in the lineup by Scott Laughton. It is a mighty comedown for the former superstar and his likelihood of being traded rests on his shoulders as he has a no-movement clause that he must forego if he wants to play elsewhere rather than sitting in the press box with the Flyers. He should not be drafted at this time.
Oct 3 - 9:16 AM

Vincent Lecavalier served as a center in his first practice under new coach Dave Hakstol.

Lecavalier never gelled with former bench boss Craig Berube and part of the reason they didn't see eye-to-eye was because Berube frequently used him as a winger over his familiar position. Lecavalier skated alongside R.J. Umberger and Sam Gagner in the practice, which is appropriate given that all three veterans have plenty to prove going into this season.
Sep 18 - 6:17 PM

Vincent Lecavalier is happy for a fresh start under new coach Dave Hakstol.

"I’m excited," Lecavalier said. "I believe I worked as hard as I could this summer on ice. I started earlier. I used to skate twice a week. Then three times. But I started right away going four times a week to really get back in that groove." Lecavalier has been a shell of his former self in recent seasons, but we wouldn't expect him to become fantasy relevant now. He tallied only 20 points in 57 games last year.
Source: CSN Philly
Sep 13 - 10:36 AM

Nothing has changed with the Flyers’ efforts to trade Vincent Lecavalier.

"We’re status quo," general manager Ron Hextall said. "We’re planning on going into the season with Vinny and see what happens. Do I get a call with interest? I don’t know. At this point, we’re status quo." Lecavalier has three years left on a five-year, $22 million contract. He had eight goals and 20 points in 57 games last year.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 18 - 7:35 PM

Vincent Lecavalier is hoping he’ll get a chance to play a meaningful role this season with the Flyers.

He had eight goals and 20 points in 57 games with the Flyers this past season, averaging 12:39 of ice time per game. The 35-year-old has three years, $13.5 million remaining on his contract. General manager Ron Hextall still could trade him or buy out his contract, though Lecavalier’s camp has not been notified that’s the route they’ll go. "I'm still in shape," Lecavalier said, according to RDS. "I really just want to get my chance. I am confident in my abilities and I move on. I kept a good attitude. ... I want to be in shape in September and playing hockey, that's it."
Jul 12 - 11:17 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Scott Laughton
4Ryan White
5Vincent Lecavalier
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1Michael Raffl
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Sam Gagner
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Radko Gudas
5Evgeni Medvedev
6Brandon Manning
7Luke Schenn
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth
3Jason LaBarbera