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Vinny Lecavalier headlines a class that combines risks with rewards

Updated: July 7, 2013, 4:15 PM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN Insider

Vincent Lecavalier, David Clarkson and Daniel Alfredsson all have a long list of suitors.Getty ImagesVincent Lecavalier, David Clarkson and Daniel Alfredsson all have a long list of suitors.

It was strictly business and was a decision Steve Yzerman agonized over. Using a compliance buyout on Vincent Lecavalier added another strong veteran option into a free-agent pool that is expanding more than usual as teams try to shed salary. There's plenty of free-agent inventory for teams looking to fill out their rosters, especially at forward.