Victor Hedman D TB 2 Days

Hedman registered an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Penguins.

Hedman also chipped in with a season-high six blocked shots, though he did bear some responsibility for a miscue that resulted in one Pittsburgh goal. In any case, the Bolts value Hedman primarily for his abilities on the offensive end, which haven't been readily evident of late. The assist snapped a streak of six games without a point for Hedman.

Victor Hedman D TB 17 Days

Hedman set up all three Tampa Bay goals in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Washington.

He has 13 points in 11 games this season and looks every part a Norris candidate. Use him well.

Victor Hedman D TB 25 Days

Hedman skated for a game-high 24:42, dishing out three helpers in Monday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.

It didn't take long for Hedman to shake off the rust after missing a month of action, as he tallied three assists for the second time this season in his second game back. He's now got 10 points in just seven games, and figures to be one of the most reliable blue liners as long as he's healthy.

Victor Hedman D TB 27 Days

Hedman (hand) finished plus-2 in 19:55 of action Saturday in his return from injury.

Get him back in your lineup stat. This guy is one of the league's best and it'll only take him a game or two to get his timing back. Do not walk -- run! Get it done.

Victor Hedman D TB 27 Days

Hedman (hand) will play Saturday against the Senators, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's website reports.

Hedman will play Saturday for the first time since Oct. 18 and replace Mark Barberio in the Lightning's lineup. He will look to pick up where he left off after tallying seven points in five games earlier this season.

Victor Hedman D TB 28 Days

Head coach Jon Cooper said there's a "pretty good chance" Hedman (hand) will return to action Saturday, Michelle Gingras of the Lightning's website reports.

Hedman made it through Saturday's morning skate without setback, so he could suit up Saturday night, even though he skated as an extra during Friday's practice.

Victor Hedman D TB 29 Days

Hedman (hand) was skating as an extra at Friday's practice, suggesting he won't suit up Saturday versus the Senators, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Hedman wore a regular jersey and took full contact, but it would appear that the Lightning want him to get another practice or two in before getting him back in the lineup next week. There's still a possibility that Hedman could talk his way into the lineup after Saturday's morning skate, so it's probably advisable to keep track of his situation in the event he ends up being a surprise activation prior to that evening's game.

Victor Hedman D TB 1 Month

Hedman (hand) took part in a full-contact session during Wednesday's morning skate, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Hedman had been eyeing a return to action Saturday, and if ditching the non-contact jersey at practice is any indication, he seems on his way to meeting that goal. Before breaking his hand, the 23-year-old was arguably the league's top-performing blueliner, netting three goals and assisting on four others in the Bolts' first five games. His fantasy owners should immediately clear a lineup spot for him upon his return.

Victor Hedman D TB 1 Month

Hedman (hand) could return to action Saturday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's website reports.

It seems more likely that Hedman will return next week than this weekend, but he has an outside shot to take the ice Saturday.

Victor Hedman D TB 1 Month

Hedman (hand) did some light shooting and saw limited involvement in the Lightning's practice Thursday morning, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Now that he's resumed shooting the puck, Hedman seemingly only has a few more barriers to clear before the team's medical staff determines that he's sufficiently recovered from the hand injury. The blueliner said after Thursday's workout that he's about a week and a half away from a return, putting him on schedule for a late-November or early-December activation.