Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier (4) celebrates after scoring a second period goal against the Atlanta Thrashers during an NHL game Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in Tampa, Fla.Lecavalier is expected to be sidelined four to five weeks after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris O\'Meara
TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier is expected to be sidelined four to five weeks after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand.
The team said the operation was performed Monday in Cleveland by Dr. Tom Graham, who inserted a plate and screws to secure an "unstable fracture."
Lecavalier was injured during a game at Washington on Nov. 11.
He has three goals and six assists in 10 games this season.