• Leaves with minor injury

    News: Victor Hedman left Tuesday's preseason game against the Penguins with a minor unspecified injury, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Victor Hedman remained in the locker room after he appeared to hurt his hand at some point during the second period, though the team was unwilling to confirm what exactly was ailing the blueliner. Whatever the case, it doesn't sound like it's anything that will prevent Hedman from being available for the start of the season. Injuries limited Hedman to just 59 games last season, but if he can enjoy some better luck on the health front in 2015-16, he could reemerge as a 55-point player.
  • Bolts' Hedman Notches Two Helpers

    News: Victor Hedman assisted on a pair of goals in Monday's Game 3 win over the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: Victor Hedman notched two assists for the second straight game, as his pass from the corner set up the game-winning goal with just over three minutes remaining. He's now up to 14 points through 23 games in these playoffs.
  • Bolts' Hedman: Two Assists In Game 2

    News: Victor Hedman picked up two assists in Saturday's 4-3 win in Game 2 of the Cup Final.
    Analysis: The points are his first in six games, but that aside, these playoffs are a coming out party for the big Swede. His game is among the league's best.
  • Bolts' Hedman Sets Up Two Goals In Win

    News: Victor Hedman assisted on two of the Bolts' six goals in Wednesday's Game 3 victory over the Rangers.
    Analysis: Victor Hedman only has one goal across the Lightning's 16 postseason games, but he's been one of their more proficient setup men in all three series. He's kicked off the Eastern Conference Finals with a helper in each of the three games to go along with a total of eight shot attempts.
  • Bolts' Hedman Picks Up Two Points In Game 2 Win

    News: Victor Hedman registered a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Canadiens.
    Analysis: Victor 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.
  • Hedman Helps Out In Tampa Bay Win

    News: Victor Hedman earned an assist and had three shots on goal in Thursday's Game 4 victory over the Red Wings.
    Analysis: Victor 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.
  • Hedman Returns To Bolts' Lineup, Gets Assist

    News: Victor Hedman (lower body) returned to action Thursday against the Devils. He picked up a power-play assist in 22:53 of action.
    Analysis: 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).
  • Lightning's Hedman Set To Return

    News: Coach Jon Cooper indicated that Victor Hedman (lower body) is slated to play Thursday against New Jersey, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
    Analysis: Victor 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.
  • Bolts' Hedman Practices Again Wednesday

    News: Victor Hedman (lower body) practiced with the Lightning again Wednesday, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
    Analysis: Victor 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.
  • Lightning's Hedman Targets Thursday Return

    News: Victor Hedman (lower-body injury) practiced Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: Victor 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."