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Lightning captain Lecavalier returns after missing 15 games due to hand injury

TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier is back after missing 15 games due to a right hand injury.

Lecavalier was in the lineup for Wednesday night’s game against Atlanta. He resumed practising with the team Tuesday.

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The centre had surgery on Nov. 15 to insert a plate and screws to secure an unstable fracture.

Lecavalier was injured during a game at Washington on Nov. 11.