Victor Hedman D TB 7 Days

Hedman picked up two assists and finished plus-3 in Tuesday's win over the Canucks.

The big man has 22 points in 28 games and he's plus-11, too. His value just keeps climbing.

Victor Hedman D TB 10 Days

Hedman (lower body) returned to action Saturday and finished minus-1 with five shots on net and a minor penalty in 24:06 of action.

Get him back in there. He's good to go.

Victor Hedman D TB 10 Days

Hedman (lower body) is on the ice for warmups against the Avalanche on Saturday and is expected to play, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports.

This outcome was expected as Hedman was in line to play leading up to Saturday's warmups. He'll be snapping a two-game streak off the ice but managed to have a successful practice skate Friday which bodes well for his performance Saturday.

Victor Hedman D TB 10 Days

Hedman (lower body) is officially being listed as a game-time decision, but is fully expected to play Saturday against the Avalanche, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Hedman resumed practicing with full contact Friday and didn't seem to show any limitations during Saturday's morning skate, which will likely be enough for the team's training staff to give the go-ahead for his return. The blueliner has missed 20 games due to injury this season, but is still tied for the team lead in defenseman scoring with 20 points in 26 games.

Victor Hedman D TB 11 Days

Hedman (lower body) took contact during Friday's practice, NHL.com's Michelle Gingras reports.

Hedman has missed the last two games with the injury, but his participation in practice offers hope that he may be able to suit up as early as Saturday's game against the Avalanche. Official word on his status figures to come after the Bolts conduct their gameday skate Saturday morning.

Victor Hedman D TB 12 Days

Hedman (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Oilers.

Per Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, Hedman is not a lock to return before the NHL All-Star break, so it looks like the blueliner's absence will probably extend beyond Thursday's contest.

Victor Hedman D TB 13 Days

Hedman (lower body) was not on the ice for Thursday's morning skate, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Hedman -- who left Monday's game against the Flyers with a lower body injury -- thus appears on track to miss his his second straight game Thursday when the Lightning take on the Oilers.

Victor Hedman D TB 14 Days

Hedman (lower body) will not play Tuesday against the Bruins, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Hedman's injury could keep him out beyond Tuesday, but it is not considered a long-term setback, and the Lightning are hopeful that he will be able to return to the ice prior to the NHL All-Star break that begins Jan. 22.

Victor Hedman D TB 15 Days

"There's a good chance" Hedman (lower body) will miss Tuesday's game in Boston, said Lightning head coach Jon Cooper. Hedman left Monday's game late in the first period and did not return.

He has already missed 18 games this season with a broken finger and another long absence would be devastating to his fantasy owners.

Victor Hedman D TB 15 Days

Hedman will not return to Monday's game against the Flyers after suffering a lower-body injury, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports.

Hedman's status moving forward is still unknown after leaving Monday's game in the first period. He should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's game against the Bruins until further information is released.