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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 will return to Tampa Bay's lineup for Thursday's game against New Jersey.
Hedman is skating on the Lightning's first pairing with Luke Witkowski. He's missed Tampa Bay's last three games because of a lower body injury. Apr 9 - 7:41 PM

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Victor Hedman (lower body) is expected to rejoin the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Hedman missed three straight games due to the ailment. He has 10 goals and 37 points in 57 games in 2014-15. In a related move, Tampa Bay has returned Slater Koekkoek to the minors.
Apr 8 - 3:20 PM

Victor Hedman (lower body) wasn't wearing a no-contact jersey during Tuesday's practice.

He intends to skate again on Wednesday and hopes to play in Thursday's home contest against New Jersey. Hedman is eager to get back into the lineup after missing three games with a lower-body injury.
Apr 7 - 1:30 PM

Victor Hedman skated (along with Jason Garrison), making big-time progress for the Tampa Bay Lightning defensemen.

That said, neither player is expected back this weekend. In Hedman's case, this upcoming week is a possibility, but by no means a guarantee. It makes sense that the Bolts are being careful with him before the playoffs, though one would guess that the big blueliner would like to shake off some rust before the "real" games begin.
Apr 4 - 12:51 PM

Victor Hedman, Jason Garrison, Tyler Johnson and Andrej Sustr aren't in Tampa Bay's lineup against Ottawa on Thursday.

All four players are dealing with different injuries. Obviously, Johnson and Hedman are the bigger names of the bunch but each of these players plays an important role for the Lightning.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 2 - 7:42 PM

Coach Cooper has gone on record that Victor Hedman will return to the Lightning before the playoffs start.

Meaning, he could return as early as Saturday versus Toronto. Hedman has amassed 10 goals, 37 points, 40 PIMs, 48 hits, and 106 blocks over 57 games this season.
Mar 31 - 8:03 PM

Victor Hedman (lower body) won't be available for Tuesday's game against Toronto.

He was injured on Monday night and has a chance to play this week during Tampa Bay's road trip. Hedman is listed as day-to-day.
Mar 31 - 6:27 PM

Victor Hedman is being listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury and he's questionable for Tuesday night.

He sustained the ailment in Monday's win over Montreal. Hedman will probably sit out Tuesday's game versus Toronto and then the Lightning will see where he's at with his recovery. Tampa Bay called up Slater Koekkoek as a possible replacement.
Mar 31 - 11:41 AM

Victor Hedman left Monday's 5-3 win over Montreal early with a suspected lower body injury.

Hedman played just 15:30 with over four minutes on special teams without registering a point. Nothing definitive is known yet about Hedman's potential ailment, but Coach Cooper has already noted that he's questionable for Tuesday's tilt with Toronto.
Mar 30 - 11:48 PM

Victor Hedman finished Saturday's game against Detroit with a minus-3 rating.

That is a season-low for Hedman. The Lightning have now lost two games in a row and losing to their divisional rivals will leave a sour taste in their mouth. Hedman has 10 goals and 37 points in 56 games this season. Despite the rough outing, Hedman is still one of the better defensemen in the NHL.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 29 - 10:59 AM

Victor Hedman notched a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-2 win against Montreal.

His 10th goal of the season during the second period gave the Lightning a 3-0 lead and it held up as the game winner. Hedman has 35 points in 51 games this year.
Mar 17 - 10:00 AM

Victor Hedman registered two points in the Lightning’s 5-4 win over the Stars on Saturday night.

Hedman assisted on Alex Killorn’s third-period goal, then got one of his own less than two minutes later. Hedman also got two penalty minutes, too. He now has points in four of his past five games, with nine goals and 33 points on the year. Brian Boyle, Anton Stralman and Nikita Kucherov picked up the other goals. Ondrej Palat tallied three helpers.

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

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

Depth Charts

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