Flyers coach Craig Berube believes extended breaks in the NHL schedule -- like the Olympic break -- benefit older players.

Vinny Lecavalier turns 34 in April and is going through a mini-crisis this season in trying to adjust to a new spot – left wing.

In his case, the break offered him reflection time to see where he’s at in his first year with the Flyers and where he’s going on a line with young center Brayden Schenn and right wing Wayne Simmonds.

During the Flyers West Coast trip, Lecavalier was admittedly flustered at moving first from center to right wing, then over to left wing. He wasn’t happy, either.

Assistant general manager Ron Hextall said rather bluntly that Lecavalier needed to take a deep breath, accept the change and make it work.

Going into the break, Lecavalier had a goal and two assists in his previous five games.

He said he thought about all of this a wee bit but didn’t dwell long on it while spending time with his family back in Tampa during the Olympics.

“It’s a new position and naturally I would feel more comfortable in the middle or right side, but I have to figure out,” he said. “Well, not figure out, I’m there now and have to make the best of it.

“The line was going well before break. I just got to learn to be better on the left side. That’s what it is.”

Berube seems comfortable in the knowledge that Lecavalier has shown the ability to provide offense from the left side and it doesn’t have to be just scoring goals -- setting up his linemates and playing two-way hockey will do just fine.