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Vincent Lecavalier | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
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Coach Craig Berube was not impressed by the play of new linemates Vincent Lecavalier, Jason Akeson and R.J. Umberger on Friday.
The trio came into the game as the 'Misfit Line' and played that way according to Berube. "What did you think of it?" Berube asked one reporter, who stated that he thought they did not play well. "All right, you answered it yourself. They need to work harder and compete harder. Win battles, that’s the bottom line. "You can’t go out there and play in this league if you don’t want to compete and you don’t want to skate. As a line, they need to do that." Look for the Flyers to try something else on Saturday against Montreal. Nov 15 - 8:17 AM

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Vincent Lecavalier potted the lone goal for the Flyers in their 2-1 loss to the Panthers on Saturday night.

His second goal of the season came with eight seconds remaining in the game, to give him two goals and the same amount of helpers in four games. He also had five shots on goal. Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds got the assists.
Nov 1 - 10:22 PM

Vincent Lecavalier (foot) will rejoin the Flyers on Saturday.

Look for Lecavalier to play alongside R.J. Umberger and Wayne Simmonds. Lecavalier was out for seven consecutive contests.
Oct 31 - 2:07 PM

Vincent Lecavalier (foot) is doubtful for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.

Lecavalier wanted to play in that contest, but Flyers coach Craig Berube had previously cautioned that it might not happen. Philadelphia might still surprise, but Lecavalier probably hasn't participated in enough one-on-one drills to warrant returning this soon.
Oct 30 - 9:30 AM

Vincent Lecavalier (foot) hopes to play on Thursday against his former team, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Lecavalier might not be able to return on that date though. "He needs to skate a lot more than he has," Flyers coach Craig Berube said. "He needs to get working and practice. It's important. I felt last year we brought him back too early. Players want to play and say they are ready to play, but the other side of it, they are ready to play. But after two or three games, it really dips off. You got to really work them and get them in shape. ... He said he felt OK today. But that OK doesn't mean he is ready." Lecavalier has a goal and three points in three games this season.
Oct 27 - 9:34 AM

Vincent Lecavalier (foot) was on the ice Friday morning.

Lecavalier started by skating on his own for 15-20 minutes before a handful of his teammates joined him. It was the first time Lecavalier had skated since sustaining the injury.
Oct 24 - 12:24 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers think Vincent Lecavalier will miss two weeks with what they're calling a lower-body injury.

It's probably Lecavalier's left foot that's bothering him, given that that's where he absorbed a shot from teammate Mark Streit during Saturday's game. He stayed in the contest, but was seen wearing a walking boot afterwards.
Oct 13 - 10:39 AM

Vincent Lecavalier injured his foot on Saturday and was seen leaving the arena in a walking boot.

Lecavalier was injured when he took teammate Mark Streit's shot off his left foot. He is questionable for Tuesday's game and if he is unable to go, Brayden Schenn will go back to center on the second line. Consider Lecavalier day-to-day for now and reserve him if you can as the Flyers only play twice in the next nine days.
Oct 12 - 9:20 AM

Vincent Lecavalier was ready to play, Thursday night as he netted the game-tying goal and an assist.

Lecavalier scored the primary assist when Wayne Simmonds tied the game at three in the second, he'd also tie it back up at four just 15 seconds after the Devils went up in the third. He might've only skated 14:51, including 4:33 on the powerplay, but he sure made it count.
Oct 10 - 1:22 AM

Vincent Lecavalier centered Michael Raffl and R.J. Umberger during the Flyers first practice on Friday.

Things could change as Claude Giroux suffered a lower body injury and is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks but it looks for now as if the Lecavalier, Umberger and Raffl line will be the second unit in Philadelphia as of now. The third unit on Friday was Sean Couturier between Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds while Pierre-Edouard Bellemare centered Zac Rinaldo and Jason Akeson on the fourth.
Sep 20 - 11:19 AM

GM Ron Hextall wants a better defensive effort from Vincent Lecavalier.

At age 34, this may be asking a lot from Lecavalier but the Flyers need to be better without the puck and Hextall will demand the same from everyone. Hextall tried to deal Lecavalier in the off-season but with no luck so Lecavalier will return to Philadelphia for his second season. He was plagued by back problems last season but still managed 20 goals and 37 points in 69 games. Lecavalier disappointed with a team worst minus-16. Expect a similar type season in 2014-15 and draft him accordingly.
Sep 14 - 9:23 AM

Vincent Lecavalier will start training camp at center.

There is a chance that either Lecavalier or Brayden Schenn will move to the wing as the Flyers want both to be top six forwards. Since Claude Giroux will center the top line, the only way both Lecavalier and Schenn can see top six minutes is if one moves to the wing. Lecavalier is 34 and his best seasons are behind him but he can still contribute offensively to any team. Draft him late in deeper pools however as there are plenty of centers with a lot more upside than the veteran.
Sep 13 - 9:06 AM

Coach Craig Berube and Vincent Lecavalier appear to be stuck with each other for another season.

Lecavalier had trouble adapting to Berube's coaching style and he spent plenty of time on the bench last season as a result. The Flyers also tried unsuccessfully to trade Lecavalier during the off-season. However, both sides are willing to make it work. "He just needs to change his game a little bit," Berube said during a recent interview. "We talked about that after the season and he's willing to do that. And I'm willing to bend a little bit here, too, so I've have to do a little bit better job managing him and he's got to buy into the team." Lecavalier has been working hard over the summer and he doesn't appear to be upset that he wasn't dealt.
Aug 26 - 3:03 PM

Vincent Lecavalier isn't likely to be traded to Ottawa.

He has four years left on a contract that carries a cap hit of $4.5 million per season. The Senators would want Philadelphia to retain $2 million per season, but the Flyers aren't keen on doing that. Ottawa may also want to send another unfavorable contract back Philadelphia's way, but that wouldn't fit the Flyers' agenda because they are trying to clear cap space. A deal between the two sides isn't believed to be close and Lecavalier's no-trade clause could halt the move anyway.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jul 4 - 8:02 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers were reportedly very close to trading center Vincent Lecavalier to Nashville Monday.

The terms of the proposed deal are not known, but it's being reported that the Predators were very close to taking on the next two years of a deal that pays the forward for two more beyond that, but the pact hit a snag and the deal fell through. It's no secret that Philly would like to rid itself of the veteran forward in order to create much-needed cap space, but they have yet to find any takers.
Jun 30 - 7:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Vincent Lecavalier
3Brayden Schenn
4Sean Couturier
5Scott Laughton
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery