Flyers get Lecavalier back, lose 2 others

The Philadelphia Flyers are getting back center Vincent

Lecavalier

Shortly before their game at the Columbus Blue Jackets, general

manager Paul Holmgren announced Lecavalier, who had missed the last

nine games with a non-displaced fracture in his back, would

play.

Lecavalier has nine goals and five assists in 22 games and leads

the team in power-play goals with five.

The club also announced that defenseman Nicklaus Grossman,

leading the team with 92 blocked shots, would miss the game with

the flu and that right wing Steve Downie, who has two goals and 10

assists in 20 games, would be out seven to 10 days with an

upper-body injury.