Lightning D Victor Hedman seemed to be walking perfectly fine. His voice had not gone up an octave.

In fact, Hedman on Sunday said he was "fine" after being speared Saturday in his groin area by Sabres RW Zack Kassian.

"It was obviously painful," Hedman said. "You just try to get up as soon as you can.

"It's one of those spots where it is sensitive."

The incident occurred with 7:55 left in the game after Kassian got tied up with Hedman and had his stick between Hedman's legs. After Kassian extricated the stick, he gave Hedman the jab and got two minutes for slashing.

"It's something you don't want to see happen on the ice," Hedman said. "I don't know if it was intentional or not. It was just one of those things."