If it weren’t for the fact that he spent 14 years -- the bulk of his career -- in this one city, it would not mean so much for Vinny Lecavalier to lace up the skates tonight against the Lightning.

Yet barring a significant change of heart from coach Craig Berube, the Flyers' 34-year-old center will miss his seventh consecutive game with a left foot injury.

“I feel really good,” Lecavalier said. “I haven’t done a lot of battles and stuff like that. I did a couple days ago, but I haven’t since. Skating around and tight turns are getting better. It’s getting pretty good. My conditioning is better than five days ago, that’s for sure.”

Lecavalier played over 1,000 games for the Bolts, scored more than 800 points and won a Stanley Cup here.

“It’s always nice to go back there and skate in that building,” Lecavalier said. “It’s a lot of memories.”

He has to be cleared by the medical staff, which starts with trainer Jim McCrossin.