TSN's Darren Dreger reports Flyers center Vinny Lecavalier wants out of Philadelphia coming just hours after he was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career. Dreger adds that some people believe Lecavalier will retire after next season leaving two years and $6 million on the table.
Lecavalier was a healthy scratch on Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks and has not been in the good graces of head coach Craig Berube dating back to last season. Lecavalier told The Courier Post, "I'm not going to lie and say I didn't go here for [ex-coach Peter Laviolette]. Of course I did."
Lecavalier, 34, signed a five-year, $22.5 million deal carrying a $4.5 million average annual value with the Flyers in June 2013. He has two goals and four assists in 16 games this season. In 85 games with Philadelphia over the last two seasons, he has 22 goals and 21 assists for 43 points while averaging 14:51 of ice time.
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