Henrik Lundqvist Cannot Play In The Upcoming Season

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Henrik Lundqvist’s next chapter of his NHL career halted due to his heart condition preventing him to be part of the Capitals in this season.

Henrik Lundqvist stated in the Capital’s video that the thing is immensely hard for Lundqvist to process. Joining the Capitals this offseason the NY Rangers goaltender called the day emotional and pretty tough for him. He also talked about undergoing several tests for his heart for the last several weeks.

What Is The Next Step Of Henrik Lundqvist?

Henrik Lundqvist declared that after many discussions between him and doctors across the country and getting his final results this week, he won’t be a part of the Washington Capitals this year. The 38-year-old player thanked the team on Twitter adding that he will be with his family for the upcoming few weeks, then he will be able to share his next steps.

This offseason, Henrik has come to a one-year agreement worth $1.5M with the Washington Capitals after spending 15 years with N.Y. Rangers. The Capitals bid goodbye to Braden Holtby, longtime goaltender, and turned to Ilya Samsonov,23, primary starter, and Henrik being the backup for the upcoming season.

Ted Leonsis posted on Twitter about how emotional and heartbreaking it is. He is thinking and concerned about Henrik and Henrik’s family’s well being. The Capitals are praying for him to be in good health. They support Lundqvist. Gary Bettman, NHL commissioner called Henrik an amazing ambassador and beloved player of the sport.

Lundqvist appeared in around 887 NHL season games,130 playoff games and almost won the 2014 championship, leading his team in the Final of the Cup. He lost his postseason series in the hands of the Capitals two times in 2011 and 2009, then eliminated them in 2015,2013, and 2012. Lundqvist confessed on Twitter that the risk of him playing without taking care of his condition is very high. He will figure out his next steps in the upcoming months.