Lightning star Lecavalier undergoes successful shoulder surgery

TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Vincent Lecavalier underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday, the team reported.

The team expects Lecavalier to be ready for next season’s training camp. Lecavalier dislocated the shoulder in the Lightning’s game on April 3 at Washington, after falling awkwardly following a hit by Capitals forward Matt Cooke.

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The injury ended an excellent season for the Lightning centre. Lecavalier finished seventh in the NHL in scoring last season with 40 goals and 52 assists for 92 points.

The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.