Holmgren said Saturday he expects Lecavalier (facial contusion) to play Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes. Lecavalier was injured during a fight with Steve Oleksy on Friday.
Lecavalier currently leads the Flyers in goals (five) and points (seven) in nine games. He missed three games (Oct. 12-17) with a lower-body injury.
The Flyers acquired Downie in a trade with the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 31 that sent Maxime Talbot to Denver. Friday marked Downie's return to Philadelphia -- he made his NHL debut with the Flyers in 2007-08 -- after he scored a goal in 11 games with the Avalanche this season.
Right wing Tye McGinn was recalled Saturday from the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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