Lightning's Lecavalier out 3-4 weeks with broken hand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vincent Lecavalier will miss three-to-four weeks with a broken right hand suffered in Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals, the NHL team said.

Lecavalier, fourth in scoring on the Lightning with nine points in 14 games, was hurt during the first period of Tampa Bay's 6-3 loss at Washington.

The former 50-goal scorer was scratched from the team's lineup for a game last month with a right hand injury after he was hit on the knuckle by a shot.

(Editing by Frank Pingue)