TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman will be out of action four to six weeks a broken finger on his right hand.
Hedman was hurt in the Lightning's 4-2 win in Vancouver on Saturday. He left the game in the second period and did not return.
The team said the broken finger will require surgery.
Hedman was off to a promising start this season with three goals and four assists in five games.
"That's a big loss, he's playing so well and he's a horse for us," Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said after Saturday's game.