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.

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