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 Sunday starter. Backup goalie Justin Peters has not played since a Dec. 27 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Here are the possible lineups for the Lightning and Hurricanes.
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 - Keith Aulie
Matthew Carle - Jean-Philippe Cote
Injured: Steven Stamkos (leg), Victor Hedman (ankle)
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
Injured: Cam Ward (lower body), Drayson Bowman (lower body)