PHILADELPHIA — Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier said his left ankle still is pretty sore.
But as far as tonight's game with the Flyers is concerned, "There's no thought of me not playing."
Lecavalier, hurt Saturday when struck by teammate Sami Salo's slap shot, did not skate Monday and spent most of the day getting treatment and icing the ankle. The team said X-rays and an MRI exam revealed a bone bruise.
Asked how his lineup would change if Lecavalier, who has four goals and 11 points in eight games, did not play, coach Guy Boucher said, "He'll play, so it won't change anything."
Damian Cristodero, Times staff writer