Lecavalier was injured in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers when he took a shot off his foot, and underwent an MRI after the game to determine the extent of the injury. While a bone bruise certainly appears to be better than the alternative, Ray Whitney of the Dallas Stars was recently lost for up to six weeks after a bruised foot turned into a stress fracture when he attempted to play through the pain.
The Lightning captain is fourth on the team with 11 points in just eight games as Tampa Bay leads the NHL with 4.88 goals per game, having already scored 39 in just eight contests.
Tampa Bay currently sits No. 2 in the Eastern Conference and has complete control over the Southeast division, with Winnipeg trailing by five points in the standings.