Flyers lose Downie, gain Lecavalier

Updated: December 21, 2013

Philadelphia, PA ( – The Philadelphia Flyers announced on
Saturday that forward Steve Downie will miss the next 7-to-10 days and forward
Vincent Lecavalier will return to the lineup.

Downie, who has totaled two goals and 12 points in 20 appearances
since his acquisition from Colorado on Oct. 31, was felled by an unspecified
upper-body injury.

However, Lecavalier, who has missed the last nine games, will be back as
Philly closes out a home-and-home series with the Blue Jackets in Columbus.

Lecavalier was expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks with a non-displaced back
fracture discovered after a Nov. 30 game in Nashville.

Despite two absences in his first season with the Flyers, the former Bolts
captain has picked up nine goals and 14 points in 22 games.