GM Yzerman will ask Lightning players to consider wearing visors

April, 5, 2011
4/05/11
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Within days of Tampa Bay captain Vincent Lecavalier being hit in the eye with a stick blade, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said he'll ask players to consider wearing visors next season.

"We don't want people getting injured," Yzerman told The St. Petersburg Times on Tuesday. "We want to keep their eyesight and noses in place, so it's something we would like to push moving forward."

Lecavalier returned to the lineup Tuesday night and wore a visor against Buffalo. He was accidentally high-sticked by Chicago's Michael Frolik early in the second period of Tampa Bay's 2-0 win Sunday. He needed three stitches to close the cut over his eye and had trouble seeing. He also scratched and bruised his cornea, but there was no structural damage.

You can read more on Yzerman's comments here (via St. Petersburg Times).

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