What about Commodore? He seems like a tweener in this.
I like him. I was ok with the trade, but didn't really think he'd be more than a body to fill in for Hedman being out. In a small sample size I think he's played pretty well, especially since he isn't the fastest guy out there.
Captain Vinny Lecavalier, who has missed seven games with a fractured right hand, will not play Thursday at Washington, Boucher said, and there is no timetable for his return. "He's not ready yet at all," Boucher said, and added. "As much as I would love spending time waiting for Vinny, we have to focus on the guys who are here."
He also skated yesterday in a red no-contact jersey at practice.
If there are no hitches, it sounds as if Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier could be back in the lineup late next week. The center will miss his 11th game tonight against the Bruins because of a fractured right hand sustained Feb. 18 against the Capitals.
Lecavalier said all indications are things are going in the right direction, though he still cannot stick-handle or shoot -- "I tried it with a puck and it didn't feel too good, still" -- he said he hopes to be doing both by the end of this week.
"Hopefully, I'll be able to stick-handle and shoot and get another MRI and a CT scan and see where things are at and go from there," Lecavalier said.
Boucher said defenseman Bruno Gervais (shoulder) is "pretty close" to returning.