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Vincent Lecavalier returns to Lightning lineup after missing 18 games with hand injury

NEWARK, N.J. – Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier was back in the lineup Thursday night after missing 18 games with a broken hand.

The forward, playing for the first time since Feb. 18, had 21 goals and 25 assists in 58 games before being hurt.

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The Lightning entered Thursday night with six games left in the regular season and a slim chance of making the playoffs.