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Victor Hedman | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 233
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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

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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

Victor Hedman (hand) is still a few weeks away from returning.

He appears to be on track to return in early December. Hedman has been sidelined since Oct. 18 because of a fractured finger.
Nov 6 - 11:37 AM

Victor Hedman is wearing a cast, which immobilizes two middle fingers on his hand, so he's been limited by what he can do to remain in shape.

He's scheduled to visit with the team doctor on Thursday to determine how much longer the cast is required. Despite the injury, Hedman is doing his best to remain upbeat. "This is obviously a step back, but at the same time I know I can come back and play at the same level I was at before I got hurt," he said. "I just have to let the process take its time and for me try to hurry up that process as much as I can. I know it's going to take some time, but I'm happy that I can come back in a few weeks, hopefully." Hedman has been sidelined since Oct. 18 due to a fractured finger.
Oct 29 - 12:33 PM

Victor Hedman (hand) is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks.

That's a significant blow to the Lightning. Hedman was off to a fantastic start this season, with three goals and seven points in five games, after he broke out offensively last year. He will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a fractured finger.
Oct 20 - 12:51 PM

Victor Hedman has returned to Tampa Bay to get his injured hand evaluated.

The extent of his ailment hasn't been determined yet, but we should know more shortly. It is believed that Hedman suffered a break or fracture in his left hand. The Lightning will sorely miss him as he's not only their big-minute defender, but he also entered Saturday's game leading all NHL defensemen with seven points.
Oct 20 - 10:53 AM

According to Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper, Victor Hedman (hand) could miss significant time.

Hedman suffered the hand injury blocking a shot in Saturday's win in Vancouver. "It’s unfortunate, clearly,’’ Cooper said. "We are going to test our depth, and it puts more pressure on the D corps as a whole, and we played two-thirds of the game (Saturday) without him and I thought our guys stood pretty strong. But you feel for Heddy, he’s coming out of gates so strong and just building on the season he had last year and now it looks like he might be sidelined here for a little bit." Losing Hedman is a huge blow for the Lightning. The 23-year-old has seven points in five games this season.
Oct 19 - 11:17 AM

Victor Hedman will miss at least the next four games after sustaining a hand injury Saturday night, according to The Tampa Tribune’s Erik Erlendsson.

And his absence could last much longer than that. The Lightning defenseman appeared to injure his right hand in the second period on a shot block. Erlendsson reported after the game that Hedman is heading back to Tampa Bay to be evaluated and that he would miss at least the rest of the road trip. Just 23, Hedman has already become a top-flight defenseman. He entered the game with three goals and four assists.
Oct 19 - 1:30 AM

Victor Hedman credits some of his early-season success to his summer training program.

He focused on hockey-specific workouts to improve his coordination and explosiveness, which he started in the latter part of the 2013-14 campaign. Devils coach Pete DeBoer called Hedman an "elite defenseman" before Tuesday's game and it's getting hard to argue that. The 23-year-old blueliner recorded 13 goals and 55 points last year and he's been hot so far in 2014-15 with three goals and seven points in four matches.
Oct 16 - 11:44 AM

Victor Hedman racked up three assists and he added a goal in Tampa Bay's 7-1 thrashing of Montreal on Monday night.

He set a career high with four points in the contest and has found the back of the net in three straight games to open the 2014-15 season. Hedman has seven points, with five coming on the power play, in three matches. He broke out last year and his momentum continues to build.
Oct 14 - 8:45 AM

Victor Hedman continues to impress Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper, as he picked his second goal of the season on Saturday night.

"Somebody with that much size and strength, we don’t want to tie him just to our end of the ice. He’s got a shot, he can see it, so when you mix all that together ...," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "And the way Victor plays is how we like to play, and I think we’ve taken advantage of his strengths." The 23-year-old had 13 goals and 55 points last season. If he stays healthy, he may be able to top those numbers. Hedman has two goals and one assist through two games this season.
Oct 12 - 11:09 AM

Victor Hedman got a goal in the Lightning’s 3-2 shootout loss against the Senators on Saturday night.

Hedman, 23, was extremely impressive last season, recording 13 goals and 55 points. He already has three points this season and with improved depth on the Tampa Bay roster, Hedman could make another jump this season. Brett Connolly had the other goal. Brian Boyle, Valtteri Filppula and Steven Stamkos notched assists.
Oct 11 - 10:36 PM

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
6Eric Brewer
7Mark Barberio
8Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov