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Lightning all-star Victor Hedman out 3-6 weeks

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without star defenceman Victor Hedman for the next three to six weeks due to a lower-body injury.

Tampa Bay defenceman has lower-body injury, will miss NHL showcase in home arena

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Friday that defenceman Victor Hedman will be sidelined for three to six weeks with a lower-body injury. (Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without star defenceman Victor Hedman for the next three to six weeks due to a lower-body injury.

Hedman was hurt in Tampa's 5-1 home loss to the Calgary Flames on Thursday when he was hit on side of his left knee during a collision with Calgary's Garnet Hathaway and needed assistance to the locker room.

The injury will force Hedman to miss the all-star game in the Lightning's home arena later this month.

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