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Lecavalier paid bonus amid speculation

Updated: January 15, 2009, 4:44 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Another day, another twist in the Vincent Lecavalier saga.

The Tampa Bay Lightning confirmed Thursday they had indeed paid the star center a $500,000 bonus that was due to him by Jan. 15. A report in French newspaper La Presse in Montreal on Wednesday had suggested the payment was in jeopardy.

"Yes, Vinny was paid his bonus today on schedule, just as all our other players were paid according to their contracts and the provisions of the CBA," Lightning GM Brian Lawton said in a statement ...

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