Hedman is not available for Monday's game against the Kings due to illness, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports.
Fortunately, the blueliner shouldn't miss too much time due to illness, but he will miss Monday's game at a minimum. Brayden Coburn drew into the lineup in his place, but Hedman could return as soon as Tuesday when the team makes the short trip from Los Angeles to Anaheim to face the Ducks. More on his status should arrive on gameday.
Hedman will not play in Monday's game against the Kings after leaving during warmups for an undisclosed reason, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Hedman was on the ice as warmups began, but exited either due to injury or illness and will sit out the afternoon tilt. Braydon Coburn will join the lineup in his place, but doesn't present a ton of offensive upside. More info on the star defenseman should surface in the near future, but consider him day-to-day until it does.
Hedman scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over Montreal.
Hedman is remarkably hot and has 12 points, including 10 helpers, in his last seven games. The big man sits firmly in third in scoring from the blue line with 31 points, behind only Brent Burns (34) and Erik Karlsson (32).
Hedman handed out three assists -- one on a power-play goal, another on an empty-netter -- and went plus-2 in a 5-2 win over the Blues on Thursday.
He's on a five-game point streak now, with 10 points over that stretch. Clearly, Hedman is as hot as any blueliner in the league right now, and his 29 points have him comfortably third among defensemen -- just two behind leader Erik Karlsson's 31. We'd still like to see him shoot more, as his shot rate's actually down a bit this year, but it's hard to pick any other nits with Hedman's game.