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Flyers place Lecavalier on IR; Recall McGinn

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

Prior to the team's morning skate in Ottawa, the Flyers announced that they have placed center Vincent Lecavalier on Injured Reserve and recalled forward Tye McGinn from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

It was announced on Sunday that Lecavalier returned to Philadelphia in the middle of the team's 13-day road trip to have an MRI. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren stated that Lecavalier will miss 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back.

McGinn receives his third recall with the club and first since Nov. 2. He has three goals in six games with the Flyers this season while averaging 12:39 of ice time.

With the Phantoms, McGinn has five goals and seven points in 18 games thus far, recording a goal and an assist in each of his last two games.

McGinn will be available to play in tonight's Flyers-Senators game at Ottawa (7:30 p.m. ET on TCN & 93.3 WMMR).

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