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More congratulations are in order, this time for center Vinny Lecavalier for being named captain of the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Lecavalier will proudly represent the Lightning by wearing the "C" in Atlanta next weekend.
Today's morning skate was noteworthy in that Michel Ouellet, out since mid-December with a separated shoulder, took part in the full skate with the team. Ouellet is expected out another 1-2 weeks. Defenseman Dan Boyle, who had been skating regularly, skipped the practice to head to Baltimore for another checkup on his surgically repaired wrist.
It looks like Johan Holmqvist gets the call tonight, and why not considering the success he had against the Pens last season.
If you're ever in Pittsburgh do yourself a favor and visit Primanti Brothers in the Strip District. One of the most famous sandwich shops in the Northeast, Primanti's feature's a huge helping of meat on white bread with the cole slaw and french fries mixed right in the sandwich. Don't come for the cheery service, though, because they slap the sandwich on a piece of wax paper right on the counter in front of you.  

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