Buyout for Lecavalier? (update) 

June, 27, 2013
UPDATE: Veteran forward Vincent Lecavalier is about to become a free agent. RDS' Renaud Lavoie reports the Tampa Bay Lightning are using a compliance buyout on the 33-year-old center.


From the mathematical angle, such a move would make good sense. With only $2.4 million in salary cap space and five roster spots to fill, using a compliance buyout on Vincent Lecavalier would create a great deal ($7.73 million) of extra breathing room for the Tampa Bay Lightning. As discussed by Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, Lecavalier himself is aware the club could go in that direction.

"It's obviously something you think about," Lecavalier said. "At the same time, there's nothing I can do about it ... It's something that's really hard to think about, but you see it all the time in sports and business ... Sometimes there are changes. It's something you have to adapt to with your family and the city."