Lecavalier will make season debut Thursday versus Devils


A healthy scratch in the first eight games of the season, Vincent Lecavalier will make his 2015-16 debut tomorrow when his Flyers host New Jersey.

Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol confirmed the lineup change today, after Lecavalier skated at practice on the fourth line with Ryan White and Chris VandeVelde.

“I’m happy for him that he’s gonna get an opportunity to play,” White told the Courier-Post, “and you know what, I’m happy that I’m going to be on his line (Thursday) night. I’m sure he’s gonna have a lot of jump and he can definitely put the puck in the net so hopefully we can get a couple.”

Lecavalier, 35, is signed through 2017-18 for a cap hit of $4.5 million.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare suffered a “lower-body injury” last night versus Buffalo and is expected to miss at least two weeks, opening a spot for Lecavalier.

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