Bolts’ Victor Hedman out 3-6 weeks with lower body injury

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) before an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will be out three to six weeks, it was announced Friday.

Hedman will be out of action with a lower body injury, after taking a hit to what appeared to be his knee during Thursday’s game against the Calgary Flames.

Hedman was selected to play in the 2018 NHL All-Star game to be held here in Tampa.

The Lightning did not offer further information regarding the injury.

The Bolts are currently first in the Atlantic Division. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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