Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman out 3-6 weeks

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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will miss the All-Star Game and beyond after the team announced Friday that he will be out three to six weeks with a lower-body injury.

Hedman was injured Thursday night, leaving early during a 5-1 loss to the Calgary Flames when he got tangled up with winger Garnet Hathaway. He appeared to injure his knee, had problems putting weight on his leg and did not return to the game.

Hedman was one of four Lightning players scheduled to play in the Jan. 28 All-Star Game in Tampa.

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He also was considered in the mix this season for the Norris Trophy awarded to the league’s outstanding defenseman. He played nearly 26 minutes a game and led the league with a +24 rating while racking up 33 points in 44 games for the No. 1 overall Lightning.

In Hedman’s absence Thursday, Mikhail Sergachev assumed his place on Tampa Bay’s No. 1 power-play unit.

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