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Lightning's Hedman injured, out against Hurricanes

Sunday, 01.19.2014 / 4:45 PM

By Kurt Dusterberg - NHL.com Correspondent / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Lightning's Hedman injured, out against Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman injured his right ankle in a 5-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday and did not return. He was ruled out Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes appeared to emerge healthy after their 3-2 win against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Goaltender Anton Khudobin made his seventh straight start, but coach Kirk Muller didn't tip his hand on his starter Sunday. Backup goalie Justin Peters has not played since a Dec. 27 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins and will the call against the Lightning.

Here are the lineups for the Lightning and Hurricanes.

LIGHTNING

Martin St. Louis - Tyler Johnson - Ondrej Palat

J.T. Brown - Valtteri Filppula - Alex Killorn

Ryan Malone - Nate Thompson - Nikita Kucherov

Teddy Purcell - Tom Pyatt - J.T. Brown

Eric Brewer - Radko Gudas

Sami Salo - Mark Barberio

Matthew Carle - Jean-Philippe Cote

Ben Bishop

Anders Lindback

Scratched: B.J. Crombeen, Richard Panik

Injured: Keith Aulie (hand), Steven Stamkos (leg), Victor Hedman (ankle)

HURRICANES

Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin

Nathan Gerbe - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer

Jeff Skinner - Elias Lindholm - Tuomo Ruutu

Manny Malhotra - Riley Nash - Radek Dvorak

Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk

Ron Hainsey - John-Michael Liles

Jay Harrison - Mike Komisarek

Justin Peters

Anton Khudobin

Scratched: Brett Bellemore, Drayson Bowman, Ryan Murphy

Injured: Cam Ward (lower body), Drayson Bowman (lower body)

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