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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier's injured eye has no structural damage, team says



Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier said the doctor that examined him Monday said he was "pretty lucky" he has what is basically a bruise and scratch on his right eye. Lecavalier was hurt Sunday when, at 4:42 into the second period, he took an inadvertent stick blade from Chicago's Michael Frolik in the right eye.

The team said Lecavalier has no structural damage and is day-to-day. Lecavalier said he is not ruling out playing Tuesday against the Sabres. It all depends how he feels Tuesday morning, when he plans to try and skate. He said he still has blurry vision and some pain. On Sunday, he received three stitches to close the cut above his right eye.

"It's easier when I wear sunglasses, and when I have to focus on things, it's tough," Lecavalier said. "The doctor said I got pretty lucky, so I'm happy about that. ... It all depends how it heals. It could be tomorrow. It could be the day after. It's really a day-to-day thing." 


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:15am]


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