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Lightning to buy out Lecavalier's contract

Updated: June 27, 2013, 2:37 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are buying out the contract of center Vincent Lecavalier, a move that will create salary cap space and make one of the stars of the franchise's only Stanley Cup champion a free agent next month.

Lecavalier was the first overall pick in the 1998 NHL draft and helped Tampa Bay win the NHL title in 2004. He is Tampa Bay's career leader in goals and games played.

The four-time All-Star spent 14 seasons with the Lightning and was team captain for ...

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