Lundqvist (heart) is retiring from the NHL. Lundqvist's illustrious career featured everything but a Stanley Cup, but it unfortunately came to a premature end due to a heart condition discovered prior to the start of the 2020-21 campaign. The future Hall-of-Fame goaltender had a 459-310-96 record, 2.43 GAA and .918 save percentage in 887 career NHL appearances, all with the Rangers. He was even better under the bright lights of the postseason, with a 2.30 GAA and .921 save percentage over 130 starts, including a 6-2 record in Game 7s and no more than one goal allowed in any of those six victories.
Lundqvist (heart) announced via his personal Instagram account that he has resumed light workouts. Lundqvist appeared to be tracking well in his recovery from open heart surgery during the winter before announcing that inflammation had been detected around his heart in April, causing the Swedish netminder to take a step back in his rehabilitation. The 39-year-old's professional future remains uncertain even though his return to light workouts is a positive step in his recovery.
Lundqvist announced Sunday via his personal Twitter account that his recent checkup showed inflammation around his heart that required a few months of rest. Lundqvist returned to the ice back in February, making some think that he'd be able to return this season. However, the 39-year-old netminder will officially be shut down for the season after Sunday's news. Lundqvist will focus on getting healthy. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and it's still uncertain whether he'll return to the NHL next year.
Lundqvist returned to the ice Tuesday for the first time since undergoing open heart surgery, Jim Cerny of Sporting News reports. Lundqvist won't be available this season, but it's nonetheless encouraging to see King Henrik back on the ice less than two months after undergoing open heart surgery. The veteran netminder will be an unrestricted free agent following the 2020-21 campaign, and at this point it isn't clear if he's planning to play in 2021-22.
Lundqvist (chest) is set to have open-heart surgery, he announced on social media Monday. Lundqvist has already been ruled out for the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign, so this latest news won't impact his availability. At this point, King Henrik may be hard-pressed to get back to a point where he can play again, though the netminder hasn't announced any plans to retire.
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