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Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman says he's 100 percent, might play Tuesday

The Tampa Bay Lightning might get injured defenseman Victor Hedman back for Tuesday's game against the Senators at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

"It's a possibility I can play," Hedman said after a brief skate on Monday. "We'll see how it feels (Tuesday)."

Hedman has missed four games with an upper-body injury. Original speculation was Hedman had sustained another concussion, but GM Steve Yzerman said last week that was not that case. Still no word on exactly what was bothering Hedman but after a trip last week to Michigan to see doctors there, he seems ready to go.

"I just went and made sure about a couple of things I was concerned about, and now that I got that cleared up, I'm ready to get back into action. ... I'm 100 percent and ready to go."

Coach Guy Boucher won't have any problem finding Hedman a spot on his revamped defensive roster as Bruno Gervais is out with an upper body injury. Gervais was seen with a huge ice wrap on a shoulder."

Other stuff from Monday: There was no practice but a handful of players skated, including captain Vinny Lecavalier, who has missed seven games with a fractured right hand. ... As expected, Mathieu Garon will start in goal against Ottawa.

Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman says he's 100 percent, might play Tuesday 03/05/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 5, 2012 2:45pm]
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