If Steven Stamkos and former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom were deciding, Victor Hedman would be a finalist for the Norris Trophy (awarded to the top defenseman in the NHL) in 2015-16.
Victor Hedman (undisclosed) took part in Wednesday's practice.
Victor Hedman left Tuesday's preseason game in the second period due to injury and he didn't return.
Victor Hedman and Duncan Keith are considered the favorites to win the Conn Smythe.
Victor Hedman has played over 26 minutes in the first four games of the Stanley Cup Final.
Victor Hedman is a legitimate contender for the Conn Smythe Trophy, as the MVP of the playoffs.
Victor Hedman assisted on two goals, including the winner in Tampa Bay's 3-2 win over Chicago in Game 3 of the Cup Final.
Victor Hedman has taken his game to a new level this post-season registering 10 points (second in the NHL) and a plus nine rating (tied for first in the NHL).
Victor Hedman now has a three-game point streak thanks to his pair of assists in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime victory in Game 3 over the Rangers.
Victor Hedman made a great pass that led to Alex Killorn scoring a goal early in the third period of Game 2 on Monday.
Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist in a 6-2 win against Montreal on Sunday.
Victor Hedman will return to Tampa Bay's lineup for Thursday's game against New Jersey.
Victor Hedman (lower body) is expected to rejoin the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.
Victor Hedman (lower body) wasn't wearing a no-contact jersey during Tuesday's practice.