Tampa, FL-- Former Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier returns to the Tampa Bay Times Forum Wednesday, to play the Lightning for the first time since he signed with Philadelphia.
The Lightning bought him out, in a cost-cutting measure. Vinny then signed a free agent contract with the Flyers.
He skated on Forum ice during a Tuesday practice, and sounded like he really missed Tampa, and the Lightning.
"Just to put on the Philadelphia Flyers' uniform the first time, was kinda weird," Vinny told reporters. "But you get used to it... But to actually play against the Lightning, I don't know how I'm going to feel, but it's gonna be a special night. I'm pretty excited."
The Lightning and the Flyers drop the puck at 7:30 Wednesday night.