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Hedman out for Lightning against Islanders

Saturday, 04.06.2013 / 1:26 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will not play in back-to-back road games this weekend, the Tampa Tribune reports.

Hedman, who has a lower-body injury, will not play Saturday against the New York Islanders nor Sunday against the Washington Capitals.

Defenseman Matt Taormina has been called up from Syracuse of the American Hockey League.

Forward Nate Thompson will return to the Lightning lineup after serving a two-game NHL suspension for a hit delivered against the New Jersey Devils.

Goalie Ben Bishop, who posted a 5-0 shutout of the Carolina Hurricanes in his Tampa Bay debut Thursday, will start. He was acquired in a deadline-day trade from the Ottawa Senators.

Here is how the lineups might look Saturday at Nassau Coliseum:

LIGHTNING

Benoit Pouliot - Steven Stamkos - Martin St. Louis

Richard Panik - Vincent Lecavalier - Brett Connolly

Teddy Purcell - Alex Killorn - Tom Pyatt

Tyler Johnson - Nate Thompson - B.J. Crombeen

Eric Brewer - Matthew Carle

Sami Salo - Matt Taormina

Keith Aulie - Radko Gudas

Ben Bishop

Mathieu Garon

Injured: Victor Hedman (lower body), Ryan Malone (shoulder), Anders Lindback (ankle), Pierre-Cedric Labrie (upper body)

ISLANDERS

Matt Moulson - John Tavares - Brad Boyes

Josh Bailey - Frans Nielsen - Kyle Okposo

Michael Grabner - Keith Aucoin - Colin McDonald

Marty Reasoner - Casey Cizikas - Matt Martin

Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic

Thomas Hickey - Lubomir Visnovsky

Mark Streit - Matt Carkner

Evgeni Nabokov

Kevin Poulin

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory