I briefly spoke with Kent Hughes, the agent of former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vincent Lecavalier, who was bought out this morning.
“He knew that this was a possibility,” Hughes said. “We had discussed it before. Obviously he signed with the hopes that he would finish his career in Tampa. He understands this is a business and as part of this business, these types of buyouts were a reality and a potential reality for him.”
Lecavalier is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 5th as a result of today’s buyout.