Posted April 04, 2013 on AP on Fox

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Vincent Lecavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning faces off against the Los Angeles Kings on January 12, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Vincent Lecavalier is back for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning captain took part in warmups before Thursday night's game at Carolina and was listed on the playing roster. He missed nine games with an unspecified lower body injury, and Tampa Bay went 4-4-1 in his absence. This will be Lecavalier's first game under new coach Jon Cooper, who was hired March 25 to replace the fired Guy Boucher. Lecavalier has seven goals and 22 points in 26 games. He was hurt March 12 in a win at Florida.
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