Paul Holmgren’s gift that keeps on giving. From Frank Seravalli:
The fact that Lecavalier would be a healthy scratch for the first time in his illustrious career really hit him yesterday, though, when he saw his name penciled next to injured player Ryan White on the fifth line for practice at SAP Center.
“It’s very hard to take,” Lecavalier said. “It was a tough night, when you’re told something like that. I talked to [coach Craig Berube]. We had a conversation, but I’m out of the lineup. It’s as simple as that.”
After this season, Lecavalier still has three years and $10.5 million remaining on his contract, with a $4.5 million cap hit and a full no-movement clause. The Flyers have their very own Matt Geiger!