Top Henrik Lundqvist News

  • Henrik Lundqvist: Announces retirement

    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.

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  • Capitals' Henrik Lundqvist: Resumes light workouts

    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.

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  • Capitals' Henrik Lundqvist: Has setback, requires rest again

    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.

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  • Capitals' Henrik Lundqvist: Back on ice

    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.

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  • Capitals' Henrik Lundqvist: Will have open heart surgery

    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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  • Capitals' Henrik Lundqvist: Will not play this season

    Lundqvist has been diagnosed with a heart condition that will force him sit out the entire 2020-21 campaign, he posted on social media Thursday.

    Lundqvist was preparing to play his first season outside the Big Apple after signing a one-year deal with the Capitals. King Henrik was slated to enter the season as the No. 2 option behind Ilya Samsonov (undisclosed) but would have provided the club with some important veteran security during a truncated season that may include plenty of back-to-backs on the schedule. The netminder should be expected to spend the year on long-term injured reserve while Vitek Vanecek and Pheonix Copley compete for the backup job.

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  • Capitals' Henrik Lundqvist: Lands one-year deal

    Lundqvist secured a one-year, $1.5 million contract with Washington on Friday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

    Lundqvist will don another sweater for the first time in his 15-year NHL career. With 459 career wins, King Henrik currently sits second among active goalies behind only Vegas' Marc-Andre Fleury. With the Caps, Lundqvist can at best hope to split time with Ilya Samsonov, who had an excellent debut season in 2019-20. However, if the youngster struggles, Lundqvist figures to immediately jump into a starting role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 182 lbs
Birthplace: Are, Sweden
Age: 39
Experience: 16
Shoots: Left