Status report on Vinny Lecavalier, and the Tampa Bay Lightning shifts some assets
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier, who during Saturday's 6-0 loss to the Panthers took a slap shot off the first knuckle of his right hand , continued to have soreness, the team said, but no further testing was done. Lecavalier said an X-ray on Saturday was negative. His status for Monday's game with the Stars will be determined perhaps at the morning skate.
The team also reassigned goaltender Jaroslav Janus and forward Alex Hutchings to ECHL Florida from AHL Norfolk. Moving Janus was not a surprise. Norfolk had three goalies including Dustin Tokarski and Cedrick Desjardins, both of whom are considered ahead of Janus. Also, Janus needs a venue at which he can play.
Tokarski played two of Norfolk's three games. Desjardins played the other and the team is 3-0-0.