Advertisement

 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier will have surgery to repair damage to his right shoulder.
Lecavalier was hurt in Thursday's game at Washington. His shoulder was dislocated when he fell awkwardly after a hit by Washington's Matt Cooke.
Tests on Friday showed Lecavalier damaged the labrum of the right shoulder. A date for surgery and the establishment of a rehab schedule should come in seven to 10 days when inflammation subsides.
Recovery time is expected to be 12 to 15 weeks, which means Lecavalier could be ready for the start of training camp next season.
``While I'm disappointed to be facing surgery at this time, I'm looking forward to working hard during the summer to be ready for training camp in September,'' Lecavalier said in a statement.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Updated Stanley Cup Odds The NHL Preseason is set to begin in about a month. Here is a look at the latest odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2017.
Thumbnail Datsyuk leaves, Mrazek stays in Detroit After three-time Selke Trophy winner Pavel Datsyuk officially decided to return to Russia, Detroit fans needed a...
Thumbnail Stamkos staying with Tampa The biggest prize in NHL free agency has elected to stay home, as Steven Stamkoshas signed a new deal with the Tampa Bay...
Thumbnail Stanley Cup Game 6 Pick The San Jose Sharks hope to force a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight...
Thumbnail Stanley Cup Final Game 5 Pick Will the Pittsburgh Penguins close out the Stanley Cup Final tonight when they host the San Jose Sharks in...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages