Tamba Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman collided with fellow Swede Carl Hagelin during Saturday night’s game against the Capitals. With nine seconds to go in the first period Hedman attempted to check Hagelin into the boards and his face made contact with Hagelin’s helmet.
Hedman appeared to recover and skated until the buzzer but did not return for the rest of the game.
Tampa head coach Jon Cooper told the media after the game that Hedman “got hit in a tough fashion” and would be re-evaluated. He did not rule out a concussion.