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Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist introduced on Sunday that he’s aiming to hitch the Washington Capitals for the tip of the season after returning to the ice from an open coronary heart process he underwent in January.
The 39-year-old stated that his coaching has gone “rather well and I’ve been feeling good – however my coronary heart isn’t fairly prepared.”
Proper after getting again on the ice after surgical procedure, I made it my “stretch purpose” to hitch @Capitals for the tip of the season. Coaching has been going rather well and I’ve been feeling good – however my coronary heart isn’t fairly prepared.
— Henrik Lundqvist (@hlundqvist35) April 11, 2021
“Final week’s checkup confirmed some irritation across the coronary heart that now requires a number of months extra of relaxation and regular restoration. Whereas it’s not what I hoped for, I do know that is all a part of the method of getting again to 100%,” he added.
Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan instructed the media in December that Lundqvist has handled some coronary heart points all through his NHL profession.
Lundqvist instructed the general public that he could have his aortic valve, aortic root, and ascending aorta changed throughout his process on social media in December.
He introduced on December 17 that his coronary heart situation will stop him from enjoying this season.
Lundqvist signed a one-year contract with the Capitals as an unrestricted free agent on October 9 after 15 seasons with the New York Rangers, who purchased out the ultimate 12 months of his contract that carried an $8.5 million cap hit on September 30, and Braden Holtby signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks. The Capitals anticipated him to mentor Ilya Samsonov via his first season because the crew’s No. 1 goalie.
The Capitals’ goaltending tandem of Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek has a mixed no video games of Stanley Cup Playoff expertise.
In 887 profession NHL video games, all with the Rangers, he has gone 459-310-96 with a .918 save share, a 2.43 goals-against common, and 64 shutouts. Although, he has not completed with a save share above .910 in three of the previous 4 seasons. He owns the sixth-most wins amongst goalies in NHL historical past, simply seven behind Marc-Andre Fleury. In 130 profession Stanley Cup Playoff video games, Lundqvist is 61-67 with a .921 save share, a 2.30 goals-against common, and 10 shutouts.
Lundqvist went 10-12-3 with a .905 save share, a 3.16 goals-against common, and one shutout in his ultimate season with the Rangers in 2019-20.
By Harrison Brown