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A Frustrated Vincent Lecavalier

from Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post,

During the Flyers’ morning skate, the team sent a tweet that general manager Ron Hextall would have an “update” on Wednesday. It turns out Lecavalier didn’t skate because he had some tightness in his back, but he is otherwise healthy. He plans to practice Wednesday.

“I don’t know what to say, man. It is what it is,” a frustrated Lecavalier said. “Obviously I’m not getting in the lineup, and I don’t know what to say anymore. I’m not going to come to the rink pissed off. I’m still going to try to come and get better. I don’t know. Wherever I get my opportunity I just want to be in shape if that happens.”

It’s no secret that the $22.5 million, five-year marriage between Lecavalier and the Flyers isn’t working. If it were as simple as filing divorce papers, both sides would be happier....

“Obviously I haven’t played in a while, but the games I’ve played I haven’t played much,” said Lecavalier, who went from having 20 goals in his first season with the Flyers to having 20 total points in his second. “I believe in what I can do. Obviously you need an opportunity and you need the ice time to produce no matter how good you are or if you’re in your prime or not. You still need the minutes to be successful and I believe if I did get those minutes, I would (produce). I believe in myself. I’ve said that all along, but I’m not in that situation here.”

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