Victor Hedman RUMORS & NEWS

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    #tblightning @CoopersLaw says Hedman still a few weeks away. Likely return in early December.

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    Ryan Rishaug @TSNRyanRishaug

    Hedman to have surgery tomorrow. 4-6 weeks. Fractured finger.

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    After taking a puck off his right leg yesterday, Victor Hedman is day-to-day with a bruise

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Victor Hedman, who was on crutches after the game, will not travel with the team to Carolina.

  • Lightning's Hedman, Salo hurt vs. Flyers

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning defenseman Sami Salo was on crutches and his left foot in a walking boot after Saturday's 6-3 victory over the Flyers. He likely will have an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury. Tampa Bay dodged a bigger bullet when defenseman Victor Hedman apparently survived without..." January 12

  • Lightning lose Hedman, Aulie to injury

    NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning lost two defensemen in their 3-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Victor Hedman and Keith Aulie left the game in the second period and didn't return. Hedman has a lower-body injury; Aulie suffered a broken hand. Coach Jon Cooper said Hedman is..." December 06

  • Hedman takes spotlight in Bolts 4-2 win over Flyers

    Tampa Tribune "On a night in which the Lightning celebrated the past accomplishments of former top pick Vinny Lecavalier, Tampa Bay’s future was on full display. Lecavalier was honored for returning to Tampa on Wednesday for the first time in an opposing jersey, but it was Victor Hedman night as the..." November 28

  • Lightning's Victor Hedman okay after taking stick in a bad place

    Tampa Bay Times "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..." February 13

  • Back from concussion, Victor Hedman emerging as Tampa Bay Lightning star

    Tampa Bay Times "When Victor Hedman returned to the lineup after missing 13 games because of a concussion, he did not plan to play it safe. The Lightning defenseman was going to hit and be hit, get into traffic, battle for pucks, prove to himself right away he was 100 percent healthy. "I told myself to go..." February 09

  • Boucher big fan of Hedman's 'monster' game

    Tampa Tribune "After Victor Hedman's first game back from injury, Lightning head coach Guy Boucher described the young defenseman's game as "very good.'' After Hedman's second game, Boucher called him "terrific'' So when the 21-year-old blue liner put in another strong effort in Saturday's 6-3 victory,..." February 06

  • Lightning defense pressured to fill bigger void with Victor Hedman out with concussion

    Tampa Bay Times "There's no doubt D Victor Hedman's indefinite absence due to a concussion leaves a big void on the Lightning blue line. But that doesn't mean it is insurmountable. The other defensemen have stepped up to pick up the slack in the past two games, both wins. "It's a huge (loss), and I think..." January 02

  • Hedman well worth $20 million deal

    Tampa Tribune "Top level defensemen tend to be in high demand. And teams that are fortunate enough to have one on their roster are often reluctant to give them up. So it was a bit of a surprise earlier this week to see and hear some comments questioning whether Lightning D Victor Hedman was worth the..." December 04

  • Hedman wants Sidney Crosby back, too

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Victor Hedman does not know that it was his hit that gave Sidney Crosby a concussion. Fact is, most observers seem to figure it stemmed from a nasty shot to the head Crosby got from then-Washington center David Steckel four days earlier. Nonetheless, Crosby hasn't played since Hedman checked..." November 18

  • Sidney Crosby injury still sticks to Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman

    Tampa Bay Times "Months after Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby was concussed, Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman said he still heard questions. Even in his native Sweden. "A lot of guys asked me about the hit," Hedman said. "I said, 'It's tough to explain.' I just finished my hit, and that was the end of it..." November 17

  • Hedman is getting closer to returning

    Tampa Tribune "Injured Lightning D Victor Hedman took to the ice with the team Saturday morning and appears close to returning from an undisclosed upper-body injury suffered against Chicago on Nov. 4. Despite being ruled out for the weekend, Lightning coach Guy Boucher said Saturday morning that there was a..." November 13

  • Hedman learning to play to his strengths

    Tampa Tribune "Victor Hedman saw Mike Rupp barreling down the right wing side with the puck on his stick and saw an opportunity to make an impact. So the 6-foot-6 Lightning defenseman stepped up looking to separate Rupp from the puck. Whiff . Whoosh . Hedman missed both during the first period of Game 3 of..." September 18

  • Lightning's Hedman makes big strides by 'keeping it simple'

    Tampa Tribune "They are tough lessons, especially when everyone is watching, when the playoff lights, the first you've been under, are so very bright. But Victor Hedman, the Tampa Bay Lightning's 21-year-old defenseman, has come a long way in his second NHL season. These playoffs are proof. Remember when..." May 09