Hedman, as expected, will be in action versus Tampa Bay on Monday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Hedman rejoined the club after spending time away to deal with a family matter and will head right back to the top power-play unit. In his last 10 outings, the defender racked up two goals and eight helpers -- including a trio of power-play points -- and figures to be a top-end fantasy play Monday.
Hedman (personal) may be in the lineup Monday against the Capitals, reports NHL.com.
Hedman practiced Sunday for the second straight day after arriving in Toronto and looked great on the ice. "He'd been skating back in Tampa for the few days that he wasn't here, so he hasn't missed a beat," said Bolts coach Jon Cooper. Monday's game is Tampa's first in the round-robin portion of the postseason tournament.
Coach Jon Cooper told reporters he expects to have Hedman (personal) in attendance at practice Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Fantasy players will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief to see the elite defender rejoining the club ahead of Monday's clash with Washington. In 66 games this year, Hedman racked up 11 goals and 44 helpers, including 22 points with the man advantage. While he figures to carry a high salary in DFS contests, the 28-year-old blueliner may still be worth it given his offensive productivity.
Hedman (personal) is scheduled to join his teammates in Toronto on Friday, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
Hedman remained in Tampa Bay when the Lightning traveled to Toronto on Sunday to attend to a personal matter, but he'll enter the bubble Friday in time to log a few practices ahead of the Lightning's first round-robin game against the Capitals on Monday. The Norris Trophy finalist racked up 11 goals and 55 points in 66 games during the regular season, making him one of the top options among defensemen for those participating in playoff pools.
Hedman (personal) will not take part in Wednesday's exhibition clash with the Panthers, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
The news shouldn't come as a surprise considering Hedman didn't travel with the team to Toronto. The blueliner's potential absence would open the door for Mikhail Sergachev to jump up to the No. 1 power-play unit. Even if Hedman misses some of the round-robin games, he figures to remain a top-end target in postseason pools and DFS contests once the Lightning start playing elimination games.
Hedman won't accompany the team to Toronto on Sunday while he tends to a "personal matter," Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
The details of Hedman's absence remain unclear, but he will stay back with the team's strength coach before heading to Toronto on Friday. As of now, Hedman's status for the NHL's restart doesn't appear in doubt, but check back in the coming days to see his status.
Hedman (undisclosed) is expected to be fully fit when the NHL resumes Phase 2 workouts, per Joe Smith of The Athletic.
Prior to getting hurt and the league going on hiatus, Hedman racked up 13 points in his previous 15 contests. With the announcement that the NHL will jump straight into the playoffs, Hedman will close out the regular season with 55 points, marking the fourth straight year in which he reached the 50-point threshold. Given his role with the Lightning's No. 1 power-play unit, Hedman figures to be a top-end fantasy option in DFS contests and playoff pools.
Hedman (undisclosed) beat out John Carlson for best defenseman in the NHLPA player pool.
Hedman received 37.88 percent of the vote followed by Carlson (21.35) and Roman Josi (9.04). Prior to the shutdown, the 28-year-old Hedman missed two games due to an undisclosed injury but figures to be available should the season pick back up.
Hedman (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Hedman will miss a second straight game Tuesday, but he's still considered day-to-day with his undisclosed issue, so he should be ready to return sooner rather than later. Another update on the 29-year-old Swede's status should surface prior to Thursday's matchup with Philadelphia.
Hedman (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Wings, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Hedman will miss Sunday's game after leaving Saturday's game against the Bruins with an undisclosed issue. The specifics around the defenseman's injury remain unclear; however the team did announce that Hedman is considered day-to-day. Despite the Swede sitting out, the team did get good news with fellow defenseman Ryan McDonagh (lower body) set to return to the lineup after almost a month absence. Hedman's next chance to suit up is in Tuesday's game against Toronto.
Hedman (undisclosed) played only 4:36 during Saturday's game against the Bruins, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Hedman was never officially ruled out for the game and remained on the bench, but he wasn't able to get much playing time. Per Smith, Hedman will be re-evaluated in the coming days. It may be too quick a turnaround for the Swedish defenseman to be ready for Sunday's matchup with the Red Wings. If he can't go, Luke Schenn will likely enter the lineup.
Hedman scored twice, including the game winner, in Thursday's 4-0 victory over the Canadiens.
His 11 goals and 55 points put him squarely in third in NHL scoring from the blue line. But the goals were Hedman's first in 31 games -- he hadn't found twine since the last game before the Christmas break. It must be nice for him to get that monkey off his back. Still, Hedman is an elite fantasy producer. Two words: auto play.
Hedman registered two power-play assists, two shots on goal and two PIM in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
Hedman set up both of Steven Stamkos' tallies in the contest. The Swedish defenseman has nine assists through 10 games in February. He's posted 51 points (nine tallies, 42 helpers), 134 shots and a plus-26 rating through 59 outings this season. Hedman has reached the 50-point threshold in each of the last four years.
Hedman picked up two assists in Saturday's 5-3 win over Philadephia.
These were his 39th and 40th helpers of the season and the fourth consecutive season he's picked that many apples. Hedman sits third in scoring from the blue line, behind only John Carlson and Roman Josi. And his points-per-game (0.86) is fourth behind those two and Cale Makar. Hedman remains one of fantasy's defensive pillars in all formats.
Hedman picked up three assists in a 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Hedman had been stuck in a four-game rut -- no points, four PIM and six SOG -- so this was a nice outburst. Hedman has 45 points in 52 games this season. One more goal and he'll have seven straight double-digit seasons. His season seemed to have a slow start, but he's surging toward a mid-60s finish. Hedman won't get Norris consideration, but his game is as good as ever.
Hedman recorded two shots, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating across 26:44 in Tuesday's win over the Golden Knights.
The Lightning have been rocking in the new year, going 12-2-1 with loads of offense, but Hedman has struggled to mark the scoresheet. The 29-year-old blueliner has contributed just five points over those 15 games after racking up 37 points over the first 36 contests this season. The perennial Norris contender won't stay cold forever, so this may be a buy-low opportunity for fantasy managers.
Hedman recorded an assist in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Devils.
Hedman had the lone helper on a second-period goal by Tyler Johnson. The Swedish blueliner is up to 41 points, 99 shots on goal, 61 blocked shots, 56 hits and a plus-8 rating in 43 contests this season. He's one of the best in the league on the blue line -- the 29-year-old may even challenge his career high of 72 points from 2016-17.
Hedman picked up two assists Saturday in a 5-3 win over Ottawa.
Hedman is up to 39 points (nine goals, 30 assists) in 38 games. He's quietly delivering another Norris-caliber season, but with so many strong performances by defenders, Hedman may be hard-pressed to earn a nomination.
Hedman posted a power-play assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.
Hedman's sterling December continued in the penultimate game. The Swedish blueliner has amassed five goals and 10 assists through 13 games this month. His season numbers are likewise impressive -- 37 points (19 on the power play) and 89 shots in 35 appearances. He's on track for his second 70-point campaign, with his 72-point effort from 2016-17 representing his career high.
Hedman exploded for four assists Saturday in a 5-4 win over Montreal.
Someone woke the giant -- he has seven points in his last two games. Hedman remains one of the NHL's best defenders and he's rolling at better than a point-per-game pace right now. He's definitely in the Norris conversation, but John Carlson of the Caps has it pretty much sown up.
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