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Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

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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.

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