Lightning to use compliance buyout on Lecavalier
The Tampa Bay Lightning will use a compliance buy out on veteran center Vincent Lecavalier, the team announced on Thursday morning.
The 33-year-old's cap hit was set to come in at $7,727,273 per year all the way through the 2019-20 season.
Lecavalier recorded 32 points in 39 games for Tampa Bay this season. The 14-year NHLer has amassed 383 career goals and 491 assists for 874 points in 1037 career games.
Lecavalier won the Rocket Richard Trophy for leading the league in goals during the 2006-07 season and won a Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004.