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.”
Henrik Lundqvist latest checkup reveals inflammation
“Last week’s checkup showed some inflammation around the heart that now requires a few months more of rest and steady recovery,” Lundqvist continued to explain. “While it’s not what I hoped for, I know this is all part of the process of getting back to 100%.”
Lundqvist still looking for a comeback
Henrik Lundqvist has been one of the more inspiring stories in sports this season. The future Hall of Fame goalie was set to compete for a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals when he had to end his season.
A literally heartbroken Lundqvist had to leave his dream behind to have open-heart surgery. Since that announcement he not only had a successful procedure but is back on the ice and working out. While this is only a setback for this season, it sounds like the 39 year-old goalie will still attempt a comeback for next season.
All the best Hank.