Lightning’s Victor Hedman day-to-day with upper body injury

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) argues with referee Chris Rooney (5) after being given a two minute penalty for tripping in the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Friday, June 3, 2022, in New York. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman missed Tuesday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators after being listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Hedman missed more than half of the first period in Saturday’s game against the San Jose Sharks, though he did return to play a season-low 18:51.

Hedman took a hard hit from Sharks centre Luke Henin in the game.

Hedman has one goal and seven assists in nine games this season.

The Swedish-born Hedman won the Norris Trophy in 2018 and was a key part of Tampa Bay’s back-to-back Stanley Cup championship teams in 2020 and ’21.

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