Tampa Bay Lightning Captain Vincent Lecavalier Out Indefinitely with a Lower Body Injury


This is definitely not the news that the Bolts Nation wanted to wake up to this morning, but the Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that its captain, center Vincent Lecavalier, is out indefinitely with a Lower Body Injury. It is expected that he will be placed on the injured reserve today.

March 4, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier (4) on the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Being placed on the IR, he will definitely miss a minimum of 7 days; however, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman suspects it may be longer.

While the true nature of his injury is not known, it is speculated that he sustained a knee injury on Thursday against the Florida Panthers after being knocked to the ice late in the game.

The captain has 7 goals and 15 assists for a total of 22 points so far this season.

As a result, the Lightning has recalled Tyler Johnson from the Syracuse Crunch.

We will keep you updated as new details emerge.

Until then, we here at Bolts by the Bay wish the Captain a speedy recovery.

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