Flyers to start season with Lecavalier on roster due to lack of trade interest

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Twenty-nine teams are taking a hard pass on Vincent Lecavalier, for the time being at least.

As a result, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall is approaching the 2015-16 season as though the veteran - and his $4.5-million cap hit - will remain on the books.

If the phone rings, however, Hextall will certainly answer.

"We’re status quo," Hextall said, according to Tim Panaccio of CSN. "We’re planning on going into the season with Vinny and see what happens. Do I get a call with interest? I don’t know. At this point, we’re status quo."

Lecavalier's struggle to fit in with the Flyers - and former head coach Craig Berube - has been well documented, but he remains confident in his abilities and believes he can still contribute at the NHL level.

The 35-year-old has appeared in 126 games for the Flyers over the past two seasons, recording 28 goals and 29 assists while averaging the lowest ice time of his career.

Lecavalier remains under contract through 2017-18.

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