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Victor Hedman | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 233
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Victor Hedman tallied a power-play goal in Tampa Bay's 3-0 blanking of Buffalo on Tuesday.
He scored his eighth goal of the season to give the Lightning a 3-0 lead early in the second period. Hedman has five points in his last seven games, but that was his first goal in 11 contests. Mar 4 - 11:43 AM

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Victor Hedman was paired with Andrej Sustr in Friday night's pregame warm-up, and appears ready to play against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Looks like Hedman and the Lightning avoided a big scare. The linchpin defenseman ranks second on the team among defensemen with 28 points through 42 games this season. He has 32 PIMs and 77 blocks as well.
Feb 27 - 7:32 PM

Victor Hedman (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Friday, according to head coach Jon Cooper.

Hedman left Thursday's practice early for precautionary reasons. He was on the ice Friday morning though and reported that he feels fine. With that in mind, we think he'll end up in the Lightning's lineup on Friday, but we're nevertheless listing him as day-to-day for now.
Feb 27 - 12:30 PM

Victor Hedman left practice early Thursday as a precaution and he's expected to play Friday.

He began the season red hot but injuries have slowed his production. Hedman has contributed an assist in three of his last four outings, so perhaps he's getting back on track. He has 28 points in 42 games this year.
Feb 26 - 12:52 PM

Victor Hedman exited Thursday's practice early and there's some concern about a possible injury.

The team reported that he was undergoing an evaluation and we'll keep you posted when we learn more. Hedman has been limited to 42 games this season because of injuries and there was some speculation that he may not be playing at 100 percent.
Feb 26 - 12:01 PM

Victor Hedman's goal wasn't enough on Saturday as the Tampa Bay Lightning fell 4-2 to the Los Angeles Kings.

Hedman now has a goal in two straight games as his tallies continue to come in patches during the 2014-15 season. Hedman received 1:41 PP TOI (out of 24:39 overall), which is actually a positive sign since there were only two power play opportunities for Tampa Bay. Nikita Kucherov scored the other Lightning goal.
Feb 7 - 7:49 PM

Based on Saturday morning's workout there is a chance that Victor Hedman will return to the Tampa first power-play unit.

He has not skated with Steven Stamkos with the man advantage for a few games now as Anton Stralman was playing the point. During Saturday morning's practice, however, it seems Hedman is working with the coaching staff on the first unit. Hedman owners should be pleased about this news.
Feb 7 - 11:38 AM

Victor Hedman ended a nine-game goalless drought on Thursday night.

He scored his first goal since Jan. 4 in a 5-3 win against Dallas to give him six on the year. Hedman's offense went cold during that nine-game stretch, as the two assists he posted versus Vancouver were his only points. Perhaps finding the back of the net again will help get him going.
Feb 6 - 11:58 AM

Victor Hedman contributed a pair of helpers in a 4-1 win against Vancouver on Tuesday night.

He snapped a four-game scoring skid with his eighth multi-point performance of the 2014-14 campaign. Hedman has 22 points and a plus-11 rating in 28 appearances.
Jan 21 - 9:27 AM

Victor Hedman played 24:06 in his return to the lineup on Saturday night.

Hedman missed the Lightning's last two games because of lower body injury. He had no points, a minus-1 rating and five shots on goal against Colorado. He has five goals and 20 points in 27 games this season.
Jan 18 - 10:29 AM

Victor Hedman will indeed play Saturday night against Colorado as Matt Carle, JT Brown and Luke Witkowski are all scratched.

Hedman is a must-start in all formats with 20 points from the blue line through 28 games so far this season. Carle is out until at least the end of January with an undisclosed injury, while Brown and Witkowski are healthy scratches.
Jan 17 - 7:03 PM

Victor Hedman will almost certainly play against the Avalanche Saturday night.

He seems to have recovered from a lower-body injury that kept him out of action this week. Activate Hedman immediately.
Jan 17 - 11:47 AM

Victor Hedman (lower body) hopes to return on Saturday night.

He's optimistic that he'll be back before the All-Star break after taking part in Friday's practice. In 26 games this season, Hedman has five goals and 20 points. He suffered a lower-body injury in Monday's game against Philadelphia.
Jan 16 - 2:45 PM

Victor Hedman (lower body) didn't practice Thursday.

It isn't clear if he'll be able to play before the All-Star break, but it's probably doubtful that will happen. Hedman is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Jan 15 - 6:01 PM

Victor Hedman (lower body) will not be available on Tuesday.

Hedman was hurt during Monday's contest. He might be back before the All-Star break though. Nikita Nesterov will probably come out of the press box as a result of Hedman's injury.
Jan 13 - 1:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy