National Hockey League

Lecavalier out a month with fractured back

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -- Vincent Lecavalier has run into some bad luck ever since the Philadelphia Flyers signed him to a $22.5 million, 5- year deal this summer.

On Sunday, the club announced that he will miss up to a month with a non- displaced fracture in his lower back.

"He had an x-ray in Dallas and we found something on the x-ray that didn't look right. [We] got him back to Philadelphia this morning just to get him back in our own doctor's hands and he had an MRI," said Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. "We found a non-displaced fracture in his lower back. We're going to treat it when we can as aggressively as we have to right now. We told him to rest for a few days to get some of the discomfort out and we'll go from there."

Lecavalier missed his third straight game on Saturday, a 5-1 setback to the Stars in Dallas, due to what was originally deemed to be back spasms.

The native of Montreal is the co-leader on the Flyers with nine goals and tied for third in points with 14 over 22 games this season.

12/08 17:57:29 ET

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