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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 had a part in all three Lightning goals in Tuesday's 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Capitals.
Hedman's three assists bring his point total to an incredible 13 in 11 games this year. If not for an untimely injury, we might be discussing him as the Norris Trophy favorite at this point in the campaign. Steve Stamkos, Brian Boyle and Valtteri Filppula all scored goals for Tampa in the losing effort. Dec 9 - 11:21 PM

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Victor Hedman collected three assists in Monday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.

Hedman was playing in just his second game since returning to the lineup from an 18-game absence and he hasn't missed a beat. He logged a season-high 24:42 of ice time in Monday's victory.
Dec 2 - 8:47 AM

Victor Hedman played 19:55 in his return to Tampa Bay's lineup on Saturday.

The 23-year-old missed Tampa Bay's last 18 games because of a broken finger. He he has developed into an elite defenseman and should be inserted into your fantasy lineup every time the Lightning are in action. He did not register a point on Saturday, but he was plus-2 in the game.
Nov 30 - 11:56 AM

Victor Hedman is in the Lightning’s lineup Saturday night against the Senators.

Hedman had missed the last 18 games with a broken finger. The 23-year-old top-pairing blueliner had three goals and seven points in five games before getting hurt. He should continue to form a great first pair along with Anton Stralman. Mark Barberio has been scratched.
Nov 29 - 7:14 PM

Victor Hedman is probable for Saturday's game against Ottawa.

Hedman has missed the last 18 games with a finger injury. The 23-year-old blocked a shot with his hand on October 18th against Vancouver, and he's been out ever since. If Hedman does get back into the lineup, you will want to insert him into your fantasy roster right away. He has seven points in five games this season.
Nov 29 - 1:48 PM

Victor Hedman has declared himself ready to return to action.

He is lobbying to play Saturday night against the Senators after being out of action for five weeks with a fractured finger. All that remains is medical clearance and there is a good chance he gets it. Hedman owners rejoice. Activate your star defenseman immediately.
Nov 29 - 11:20 AM

Victor Hedman (finger) should be considered questionable for Saturday's game.

Hedman recently got the green light to participate in contact drills. He's a big part of the Lightning, but they've been able to excel without him so there shouldn't be any urgency on their part to attempt to rush him back.
Nov 28 - 1:26 PM

Victor Hedman (finger) received clearance to take part in contact drills.

He was a regular practice jersey during Wednesday's optional morning skate. "If he's in a regular jersey, he's very, very close," associate coach Rick Bowness said. "If he's still in a red jersey, you are still looking at a few more days, but he's got to be very close at this point." He could be back next week, but he hasn't been ruled out for Saturday's match against Ottawa.
Nov 26 - 2:55 PM

Victor Hedman (finger) won't be back on Wednesday.

Hedman might be available on Saturday though. He got off to a fantastic start this season with seven points in five games and we think he'll continue to shine once he's healthy.
Nov 25 - 1:47 PM

Victor Hedman took part in the Lightning's morning skate on Saturday but he still was wearing a no-contact jersey.

Hedman went down with a finger injury almost five weeks ago and he will have a checkup next week to determine when he can return to action. If he continues progressing, he should return to action in the next 7 to 10 days.
Nov 23 - 10:23 AM

Victor Hedman (fractured finger) took part in Thursday's morning skate.

He said "it felt pretty good" and he was happy that he was able to take some shots for the first time. "At least another week, week-and-a-half to two weeks," Hedman said referring to his timetable. "I'm very excited about that, but moving forward it's just going to be fun to skate with the team and participate in the drills I can and keep working hard off the ice to stay in shape. It's been a tough four weeks, but the team has been playing well, so that makes it easier."
Nov 21 - 9:49 AM

Victor Hedman (hand) got the green light to resume shooting on Wednesday.

He feels like he's about a week and a half away from returning to Tampa Bay's lineup. Hedman has been sidelined since Oct. 18 because of a fractured finger, which required surgery to repair.
Nov 20 - 4:35 PM

Victor Hedman (hand) has not been cleared for shooting drills yet.

He is still wearing a splint after having surgery on his right pointer finger four weeks ago. "I just keep plugging away," Hedman said. "It's good to be in full gear and skating around and touch the puck a little bit. It's a process, so I'm just going to keep pushing forward." Hedman was firing on all cylinders before he got injured, with three goals and seven points in five games.
Nov 19 - 11:30 AM

Victor Hedman (hand) is attending Tampa Bay's road trip with his teammates.

He took to the ice on Monday after the team's practice. Hedman is projected to be available to return from a fractured finger in early December.
Nov 18 - 10:02 AM

Victor Hedman (hand) has been doing solo conditioning skates for the past two days.

He has also ramped up his off-ice workouts since his cast was removed. "Everything is moving in the right direction, and I'm excited to be able to work out hard, sweat a lot and get back into shape," Hedman said. Despite his progress, he isn't expected to return until early December.
Nov 7 - 8:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
6Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Brenden Morrow
4Alex Killorn
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Brett Connolly
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Mark Barberio
7Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov
3Andrei Vasilevskiy