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Report: Vincent Lecavalier will have surgery on injured hand Monday

Vincent Lacavalier, Steve Downie, Simon Gagne, Brett Clark

Tampa Bay Lightning’s Vincent Lecavalier, center, celebrates a goal against the Calgary Flames with teammates Steve Downie, left, Simon Gagnon, right, and Brett Clark during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)


As we noted before, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier broke his hand during the team’s game against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

The team announced that he’s expected to miss three to four weeks with the injury, but Lightning blog Raw Charge unearthed one other important detail: it sounds like Lecavalier will undergo surgery on that injured hand on Monday. It’s not clear if that surgery will alter that three to four week window, though.

Oddly enough, the news surfaced from the Twitter and Facebook pages of the Vincent Lecavalier Foundation, although John Fontana notes that the Foundation retracted the comment.

Perhaps there’s a meager chance that this means Lecavalier won’t undergo surgery on Monday, but my guess is that the team or Lecavalier might just be upset that the news surfaced this way. If, however, this proves to be incorrect, we’ll let you know.

Obviously, we’ll also provide updates regarding his injury status as news circulates as well.