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by Paul on 03/14/13 at 11:36 AM ET
via Peter Pupello at the Tampa Bay Lightning website,
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vincent Lecavalier has been placed on Injured Reserve, which means he will miss a minimum of seven days, as a result of sustaining a lower body injury. He is listed by the team as being out indefinitely.
The injury, head coach Guy Boucher said, is unrelated to a previous incident in February in which he was inadvertently struck in the foot by a hard slap shot from teammate Sami Salo.
Rather, this injury, Boucher confirmed, occurred on Tuesday night against the Panthers in Sunrise, where in the third period Lecavalier was knocked down near the net and skated off to the bench hunched over, appearing to be in pain.
As mentioned, there is no specific timetable for Lecavalier's return, but general manager Steve Yzerman said he did expect the Bolts captain to be out for more than seven days. The good news, however, is that Yzerman said Lecavalier would not require surgery.
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