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Sport Lightning All-Star Hedman to miss 3-6 weeks due to injury

01:52  13 january  2018
01:52  13 january  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

League-leading Lightning get 4 All-Stars as they play host

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The Tampa Bay Lightning announced that star defender Victor Hedman will miss three to six weeks with a lower-body injury . Potential Hedman injury here. This does not look great. pic.twitter.com/0M 6 zfKLNYS.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without star defenceman Victor Hedman for the next three to six weeks due to a lower-body injury . The injury will force Hedman to miss the all - star game in the Lightning 's home arena later this month.

Lightning All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to miss three to six weeks with a "lower body injury," the team announced Friday.

The veteran left Thursday's game against the Flames with what appeared to be a left knee injury following a collision with the Flames' Garnet Hathaway early in the second period. Hedman was attempting a hit along the boards when Hathaway's right leg made contact with Hedman's left knee, causing it to turn awkwardly.

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TAMPA — The Lightning feared the worst with Victor Hedman ’s lower-body injury , hoping and praying the franchise defenseman wouldn’t be out long term. 26-29, which decreases the amount of games Hedman will miss . Though that also means Hedman , selected this week to play in the All - Star

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will miss 3 - 6 weeks after suffering a Lower-Body Injury on Thursday night against the Calgary Flames. Another downside to this situation is Hedman will also be forced to miss the 2018 NHL All - Star Game taking place at the Amalie Arena from

Hedman, who has registered a plus-22 since Dec. 1, needed help getting off the ice and was seen limping on the way to the locker room.

A Norris Trophy finalist last season, the 27-year-old entered Thursday's game averaging a career-high 25:57 average ice time.

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