Islander defenseman Thomas Hickey has upped his game over the last two nights, but on this play during Monday's win over the Lightning he might have gotten a little ambitous. Hickey gets the elbow up and drives it into Hedman's head, earning a two-minute roughing call.
On Tuesday, Hedman was out of the Tampa lineup and Lightning coach Jon Cooper said there is no guarantee that Hedman will make it back for wither of the Lightning's two remaining regular season games.
It's tough news for a Tampa team that has lost Steven Stamkos, Anton Stralman, Ryan Callahan and now Hedman to injury in the last week.
Tampa qualified for the playoffs despite losing to the Rangers on Tuesday.