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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier skating during warmup, apparently is in

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Guess the X-rays and medical tests went okay on Wednesday because Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier, out 15 after surgery to repair a knuckle on his right hand, is skating warmups and is expected to play in Wednesday's game with the Thrashers.

Both coach Guy Boucher and Lecavalier said Wednesday morning Lecavalier likely would not be playing. Boucher and Simon Gagne followed the same deceptive script when Gagne returned from his neck injury. Keep the pressure off him Boucher said at the time. Nice sentiment, but Lecavalier played in Game 7 of the 2004 Stanley Cup final. Don't think Game 31 this season against the Thrashers is too much for him to handle.

[Last modified: Friday, January 14, 2011 12:15am]

    

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