Philadelphia Flyers forward Vincent Lecavalier has been out for the past week already but he's going to miss a lot more time.

Lecavalier suffered a non-displaced fracture in his lower back and is going to miss 3-4 weeks. He was travelling with the team but the Flyers sent him back to Philadelphia on Sunday, GM Paul Holmgren announced.

"Vinny Lecavalier skated yesterday [Dec. 7] in Dallas. It is the team's decision this morning for Lecavalier to return to Philadelphia for further evaluation by our medical staff. It is undecided if he will join the team in Chicago."