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High-stick to face knocks Lightning's Lecavalier out of game vs. Blackhawks

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Tampa Bay Lightning\'s Vincent Lecavalier right, celebrates with teammate Martin St. Louis after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period during an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, April 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) Author: The Hockey News

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High-stick to face knocks Lightning's Lecavalier out of game vs. Blackhawks

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CHICAGO - Tampa Bay centre Vincent Lecavalier has left the game against Chicago after being accidentally high-sticked in the face by Blackhawks forward Michael Frolik early in the second period.

Lecavalier paused for a minute to shake off the impact, but then skated off the ice without help and went directly to the dressing room. A Lightning official said Lecavalier sustained a cut to the face and wouldn't return to Sunday night's game.

Lecavalier gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 7:56 of the first period.

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High-stick to face knocks Lightning's Lecavalier out of game vs. Blackhawks