Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Lightning placed forward Vincent
Lecavalier on injured reserve Thursday due to a lower-body injury.
Lecavalier sustained the injury in the third period of Tuesday's 3-2 win at
Florida when the 32-year-old center was knocked down near the net and
immediately skated to the bench hunched over.
The injury will not require surgery, but Lecavalier will miss a minimum of
seven days and is listed as out indefinitely by the team.
Lecavalier, the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, has posted seven goals
and 22 points through 26 games this season.
Tampa Bay recalled forward Tyler Johnson from the Syracuse Crunch of the
American Hockey League to fill the roster spot vacated by Lecavalier.
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