Victor Hedman D TB 23 hours ago

Hedman registered a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Canadiens.

Hedman has been providing helpers throughout the playoffs as he's now up to five points in the postseason, but the goal was his first in 17 games dating back to March 16. After an impressive season, the defenseman can be counted on as one of the better options remaining on the blue line in the playoffs.

Victor Hedman D TB 2 weeks ago

Hedman earned an assist and had three shots on goal in Thursday's Game 4 victory over the Red Wings.

Hedman's helper came on Tyler Johnson's game-winning goal, as the skilled defenseman led a 3-on-1 rush on the right side of the ice, before sliding the puck off Mrazek and into the waiting stick of an opportunistic Johnson. The goal capped an impressive comeback for the Bolts -- who were down 2-0 with less than six minutes to play -- and gave Hedman his second point of the series.

Victor Hedman D TB 4 weeks ago

Hedman (lower body) returned to action Thursday against the Devils. He picked up a power-play assist in 22:53 of action.

He also finished minus-1 on the night. He should be good for the postseason and is a worthy activation for those of you vying for a strong finish in daily leagues. The Bolts have one more game (Saturday).

Victor Hedman D TB 4 weeks ago

Coach Jon Cooper indicated that Hedman (lower body) is slated to play Thursday against New Jersey, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.

Hedman, who last suited up on March 30, checks back into the Tampa Bay lineup with 37 points in 57 games. Prior to being sidelined, Hedman had gone five games without notching a point.

Victor Hedman D TB 4 weeks ago

Hedman (lower body) practiced with the Lightning again Wednesday, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.

Hedman was on the ice for the second consecutive day with team without a no-contact jersey. He looked to be a full participant, as he skated on the top pairing next to Matt Carle. Though coach Jon Cooper hasn't confirmed as much yet, Hedman certainly looks to be on track to play Thursday against the Devils.

Victor Hedman D TB 4 weeks ago

Hedman (lower-body injury) practiced Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Hedman, who did not sport a no-contact jersey Tuesday, is slated to practice again Wednesday in the hopes of playing Thursday against New Jersey.

"I felt good," Hedman said after practice Tuesday. "Hopefully it's going to react good, too. I want to get in and play as soon as I can. Hopefully that's Thursday."

Victor Hedman D TB 1 month ago

Hedman (lower body) said after Saturday's morning skate that he hopes to return to the lineup for next Thursday's game against the Devils, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Hedman didn't take the ice Saturday until after the team's healthy regulars had departed, but he hopes to join the squad for practice beginning Tuesday. The blueliner noted after his rigorous skating session that it was the best he's felt since sustaining the injury earlier in the week against the Canadiens. Some bad luck on the injury front has ruined what might have been a Norris Trophy-worthy season for Hedman, who has accumulated 10 goals, 37 points, and a plus-12 rating over 57 games.

Victor Hedman D TB 1 month ago

Hedman (lower body) skated in full gear during Friday's optional practice, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

The Lightning appear to have already ruled out Hedman for Saturday's game against the Panthers, but it's nonetheless encouraging to see him get in a skate. After Saturday's game, the Lightning will have a four-day break in their schedule, which may afford the blueliner enough practice time to demonstrate that he's healthy and ready to play again.

Victor Hedman D TB 1 month ago

Hedman (lower body) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Senators, and isn't expected to play Saturday against the Panthers, either, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Hedman hasn't been able to skate since leaving Monday's game against the Canadiens with the lower-body injury. The Lightning originally listed him as day-to-day after reviewing his situation, and while Hedman doesn't appear in danger of missing any playoff action just yet, his return might not come until the final two games of the regular season. This late in the fantasy playoffs, those owners waiting on Hedman's return are probably best served cutting bait with the blueliner in favor of a healthier lineup option.

Victor Hedman D TB 1 month ago

Coach Jon Cooper confirmed Hedman (lower body) will miss Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Hedman is still being listed as day-to-day and could still play in the remaining two games of the Lightning's three-game road trip, which will take the team to Ottawa on Thursday. Considering that the blueliner has dealt with a multitude of injuries this season, the Lightning are likely just relieved that his latest setback doesn't appear to put his availability for the postseason in danger. AHL call-up Slater Koekkoek will fill in for Hedman on Tuesday.