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Henrik Lundqvist won't play for Caps during 2021 season

Veteran goalie Henrik Lundqvist will officially not re-join the Washington Capitals during the 2021 season as he needs more time to recover from open heart surgery. Lundqvist, who signed a one-year deal with Washington prior to the start of the season, took to Twitter on Sunday to share an update on his journey back to the ice. He noted that it was his goal to play with this team this campaign, but a recent checkup discovered inflammation around the heart, resulting in a delayed timetable for a return.
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Henrik Lundqvist shuts door on NHL return this season

Henrik Lundqvist has made it clear he is still aiming for a return to the NHL despite undergoing open-heart surgery, but it definitely won’t be this season. The former Rangers goaltender announced on social media Sunday that, despite making progress since having major heart surgery in January, he will not be able to play for a few more months. Lundqvist, who was bought out by the Rangers following the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, signed with the Capitals in October and had hopes of being cleared to join them in the playoffs.

Henrik Lundqvist rules out return this season due to heart inflammation

Henrik Lundqvist made it his “stretch goal” to continue his NHL career this season after undergoing open heart surgery in January. But the 39-year-old goaltender, who signed with the Washington Capitals in October 2020, has shelved those ambitious plans. In a two-tweet statement Sunday, Lundqvist announced that he wouldn’t return...
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Henrik Lundqvist on return: ‘Heart isn’t quite ready’

Henrik Lundqvist announced over social media Sunday that he is not expecting to play in the NHL this season. The veteran goaltender underwent open-heart surgery in January and returned to the ice less than two months later. While the relatively quick return was seen as progress, Lundqvist acknowledged in a...
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Capitals' Henrik Lundqvist Has Inflammation Around His Heart, Won't Play This Season

Washington Capitals goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will not make it back to the ice this season, the 39-year-old announced Sunday. The former New York Rangers star underwent open-heart surgery in January 2021 to address a heart condition and hoped to appear in a game for the Capitals before the season ended. Lundqvist had been working with trainers to rejoin the team, but a recent check-up revealed inflammation around the goalie's heart that will require him to step back from the sport again.
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Henrik Lundqvist announces his season with Capitals is over

After making some progress toward a return, Henrik Lundqvist has announced his season with the Washington Capitals is over. A heart condition, and subsequent open heart surgery in January, has kept Henrik Lundqvist off the ice for the Washington Capitals this season. He progressed to on-ice work in February, which created optimism he might be able to play. Just last week, a report suggested he might be able to return.
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Heart inflammation will prevent Henrik Lundqvist from playing this season

While Henrik Lundqvist was hoping to return to the NHL for the playoffs, the 39-year-old veteran announced via Twitter that those hopes will not be possible. The goaltender, who signed with the Washington Capitals in the offseason only to have to sit out the year after learning that he required open-heart surgery to fix issues with his heart, has been back on the ice for almost a month in hopes of joining Washington. However, he announced that inflammation around his heart requires more time for rest and recovery.

Henrik Lundqvist done for season with heart issue

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is officially done for the season. Lundqvist says he needs more time to recover from his open-heart surgery, and he’s experiencing inflammation around his heart. On his Twitter page, Lundqvist posted “Training has been going really well, I’ve been feeling good but my heart isn’t quite ready.”

Henrik Lundqvist comeback on hold as he experiences a small set back after heart surgery

Former Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist announced on social media he will not be making a comeback with the Capitals this season. “Right after getting back on the ice after surgery, I made it my “stretch goal” to join the Capitals for the end of the season,” he wrote. “Training has been going really well and I’ve been feeling good – but my heart isn’t quite ready.”
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Capitals' Henrik Lundqvist hopes to be cleared to return later this month

In March, Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan wouldn't rule out veteran goaltender Henrik Lundqvist returning for the playoffs even though the 39-year-old underwent open-heart surgery to repair an issue early this year. Via an interview that aired on NHL Network on Wednesday, Lundqvist said he's set for an examination...