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Lecavalier back in Flyers' lineup

After being a healthy scratch for seven games, veteran Vinny Lecavalier will return to the Flyers' lineup Thursday against visiting Florida.

The 34-year-old forward will play right wing on a line centered by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. Zac Rinaldo will be at left wing, and Chris VandeVelde will be scratched.

Lecavalier, who has 405 career goals, will also be on the second power-play unit.

"It's nice to be back and be with the guys," Lecavalier said. "It was really tough (to sit), especially the first game. After that, it was kind of a mental game to stay positive and work hard."

Coach Craig Berube said Lecavalier has been "skating well and working hard" in practice. "We get a little boost here...maybe a little pop on the power play."

In 16 games, Lecavalier has two goals, six points, and a minus-4 rating. He started the season well, but struggled after missing seven games with an ankle injury.