Flyers Get Lecavalier – NHL Roundup For July 3rd
UNDATED (AP) — Vincent Lecavalier (leh-KAV’-ul-yay) has found a new team.
The Philadelphia Flyers have worked out a reported five-year, $22.5 million package with the center, whose contract was bought out by Tampa Bay last week.
LeCavalier led the NHL with 52 goals six years ago but had just 32 points in 39 games last season.
The first player taken in the 1998 draft is a four-time All-Star who helped the Lightning win the 2004 Stanley Cup and left Tampa Bay with a franchise-high 383 goals.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have worked out a multiyear package with one of their top players.
Norris Trophy finalist Kris Letang (leh-TANG’) has accepted an eight-year, $58 million contract extension. He would have entered the final season of an existing contract that carried an annual salary-cap hit of $3.5 million.
Letang tied for the scoring lead among NHL defensemen last season, collecting 38 points in 35 games.
In other NHL news:
— Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zhehr-ahn) says he won’t need surgery for any of the injuries he suffered in the Stanley Cup final. Bergeron tore rib cartilage, broke a rib on his left side, punctured his left lung and separated his right shoulder in the six-game loss to Chicago.
— The Calgary Flames have acquired forward T.J. Galiardi from the San Jose Sharks for a fourth-round draft pick in 2015. He was due to become a restricted free agent. The six-foot-two, 190-pound forward has 39 goals and 48 assists in 221 career NHL games for the Colorado Avalanche and Sharks.