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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 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

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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

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper admitted that there's good chance Victor Hedman and Tyler Johnson won't be available on Tuesday.

Both players suffered lower body injuries on Monday's loss to Philadelphia. "There’s a chance that both of them might not play tomorrow," said Cooper. "There’s a good chance of that." The Lightning travel to Boston to take on the Bruins on Tuesday. Losing either player for a significant amount of time would be a serious blow for Tampa Bay.
Jan 12 - 10:38 PM

Updating a previous item, Victor Hedman won't return to Monday's game against Philadelphia.

Hedman suffered a lower body injury at some point in the first period. The 24-year-old already missed 18 games earlier this season because of a finger injury. With Radko Gudas already lost for the season, the Lightning can't afford to lose Hedman for a long period of time.
Jan 12 - 9:20 PM

Victor Hedman left Monday's game against Philadelphia.

It's unclear why Hedman left the game. The Lightning defenseman didn't take a single shift in the second period. Even if the injury isn't significant, it's unlikely we'll see Hedman return tonight because the Lightning are being blown out, 7-2. We'll keep you updated on Hedman's situation.
Jan 12 - 8:55 PM

Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win against Ottawa on Sunday.

He has registered three mulit-point games in his past four matches. Hedman has recorded 20 points in 23 games this year. He appears to be rounding back into form and is a must start in all formats.
Jan 5 - 9:28 AM

Victor Hedman scored a goal and added an assist in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 6-3 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh Friday night.

Hedman now has four goals and 14 assists for the season. Tampa Bay's other goal was netted by Alex Killorn, his ninth. Ondrej Palat contributed two assists, giving him 20 on the season.
Jan 2 - 11:03 PM

Victor Hedman picked up two assists in Monday's comeback win versus Toronto.

He had a hand in both of Tampa Bay's goals in the second period after the Leafs led 2-0 after the first frame. Hedman has 16 points in 20 matches this season.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:39:00 AM

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.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 11:21:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:47:00 AM

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
3Brett Connolly
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Mattias Ohlund
10Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov