Evans Clinchy
Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier will be out indefinitely with an upper body injury, according to Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times.

Cristodero reports that the Lightning captain was seen leaving the players' lounge at the Tampa Bay Times Forum today wearing a soft cast around his right hand and wrist, which means he could have a fractured bone.

"It's real disappointing," Lecavalier said. "We're making a push and we're playing well. It's too bad I can't help my teammates."

The injury occurred during Saturday's 2-1 Tampa win over the Washington Capitals. Lecavalier was unsure exactly how it happened, but he said he felt some discomfort after the game, and an MRI yesterday confirmed the injury.

The Lightning, who currently sit tied for 11th in the Eastern Conference with 58 points, have no time to dwell on the injury. They must take on the Anaheim Ducks at 7:30 p.m. tonight. "We've been getting slaps all year, so why change now?" Lightning coach Guy Boucher said.

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