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Wednesday, 11.26.2014 / 1:23 PM
. “We have to make sure that we’re focused on playing Tampa Bay Lightning hockey.”
NO RED FOR HEDMAN: Victor Hedman took another positive step toward his eventual return to the Tampa Bay Lightning, skating for the first time in a regular practice jersey during the team’s optional morning skate Wednesday.
Hedman has missed 17 games (tonight’s Rangers game will be 18) since leaving the Vancouver
Tuesday, 11.25.2014 / 4:25 PM
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman could play as early as Saturday when the Lightning host the Ottawa Senators (Nov. 29) at Amalie Arena.
While not likely, Lightning coach Jon Cooper wouldn’t rule out Hedman returning to action before the close of the month of November. Yesterday, Cooper hinted Hedman was would likely come back in early December.
Cooper did say Hedman was definitely out
Monday, 11.24.2014 / 6:58 PM
still going forward.”
GETTING CLOSE: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman has missed 17 straight contests since fracturing a finger in the fifth game of the season against the Vancouver Canucks.
Hedman skated with the team for the first time during practice prior to the New York Islanders’ game on November 18. Since then, he’s joined the Bolts for each practice session -- wearing a red no-contact jersey
Wednesday, 11.19.2014 / 2:02 PM
getting results. Because they know that when they’re clicking on all cylinders, they’re quite a handful for the opposition. As the Rangers found out on Monday.
Injury Bug: The Lightning’s accomplishments in the first 20 games are all the more impressive based on the significant injuries they’ve had. Victor Hedman was lost in the fifth game of the season. Alex Killorn has missed eight games. Ryan
Wednesday, 11.19.2014 / 11:59 AM
Victor Hedman missing four to six weeks of the season after fracturing a finger in the fifth game of the season, Stralman and his solid play have been even more significant.
“You could argue Anton has been one of our top players, if not our top player this year, especially in Heddy’s absence,” Cooper said. “He’s been a rock back there for us.”
3. The Bolts win over the Rangers was more impressive
Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 1:34 PM
hot and sporting a six-game point streak. The Lightning captain was the game’s first star last night which included a highlight reel breakaway goal.
Jon Cooper mentioned there would be some line-up changes this evening but didn’t divulge what they would be.
On the injury front, Victor Hedman was skating this morning along with Brett Connolly. Connolly spoke with the media this morning and said
Friday, 11.14.2014 / 5:47 PM
Inside a trapezoid-shaped street hockey rink, students from the Freddie Solomon Boys & Girls Club take turns smacking a bright orange rubber ball off the angled wall toward goal.
In between the shooter and the goal stands ThunderBug, the Lightning mascot who, for the purposes of this drill, is acting as a defender in the mold of Victor Hedman.
Next to the goal, Lightning forward Ryan Callahan
Monday, 11.10.2014 / 10:21 PM
on the season. His ability to see the ice, play both ends, and jump into holes have prompted Cooper to give him time on the team’s top power play unit.
Stralman’s excellent two-way game and experience within the league have prompted many to expect that he’d act as a sort of mentor to a young Victor Hedman. However, Stralman notes that Victor’s level of talent has meant that not much teaching needs
Thursday, 11.06.2014 / 2:27 PM
of the season so far with four days off between the Caps and Flames games.
“I think after the Washington game, we might have played the most games in the league at the time,” Cooper said. “We’ve got a lot of guys hurt, so the more time we can mend, the better for us.”
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, wearing a split around his right index finger, said he’s been skating the past two days
Saturday, 11.01.2014 / 1:29 PM
, J.T. Brown and Brett Connolly, not to mention star defenseman Victor Hedman, who exited the victory in Vancouver after getting hit in the hand with a puck, requiring surgery on a fractured finger and forcing the 6-foot-6 Swede out for four to six weeks of the season.
Of those injured, only Hedman and Connolly (lower-body injury) remained sidelined with Callahan’s return against Washington.