On July 6 Vinny Lecavalier was asked by CSNPhilly.com about possibly playing right wing on Claude Giroux’s line in place of Jakub Voracek. “If you watch me in a game if I have a choice of going on the left side with the puck or right side I choose 99 percent of time going on the right side” said Lecavalier who is a left-handed shot. "It’s not something I really worry about especially after being told 'You might play with Claude Giroux.' I’m open to that and excited for that. "I would be very comfortable [there]. That is something they asked me at the meeting if I could play wing and I said 'certainly.' I’m lot more comfortable on the right wing than on the off-wing." Before signing his five-year $22 million contract last July both Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren and then-coach Peter Laviolette wanted to know whether the 33-year-old natural centerman would be willing to shift to the wing. Fast forward to the present day. Voracek and Giroux are struggling terribly (neither has a goal) and Lecavalier who actually generated some offense before suffering a suspected groin/abdominal injury is back at practice. On Tuesday coach Craig Berube moved Lecavalier to right wing on Giroux’s line but also changed up the left-winger elevating Michael Raffl in place of Tye McGinn.
Lecavalier joins Giroux on Flyers' top line
CSN Philly | Oct 22