Lightning gets ‘circle to wagons’ after coach John Cooper, defenseman Victor Hedman injured in round-robin Harley


TORONTO – Tampa Bay Lightning Star defenseman Victor Hedman attended the team’s round-robin finale Saturday night after appearing that he rotated the middle part of his right ankle during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers.

After a 4–1 loss to the Lightning, who secured the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, Tampa Bay coach John Cooper did not make any updates on the headman’s position or how long he might have missed, although he did point out his potential loss Make a notable hole in the accepted Lightning’s lineup.

“It’s a bit disappointing because we think we’re going in the right direction and will lose some of the star power we have,” Cooper said. Ratta. “We have to circle the wagons.”

Hedman went untouched as he drove Scooty along with Tyler Pitlick with the skaters spurs backwards on the Tampa Bay Blue Line. The 2017 Norris Trophy winner of the NHL got up slowly and broke his stick as he walked from the tunnel to the locker room.

Stamkos is still left to play after suffering a body injury before training camp began last month.

The Lightning, formerly No. 1 seed last season, will play either Columbus or Toronto in the first round. The Blue Jackets and Maple Leafs will play a decisive Game 5 on Sunday to conclude the qualifying round.

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