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

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Henrik Lundqvist (ctsy: Johan Rylander)

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.

Anthony Scultore is the founder of Forever Blueshirts and has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL... More about Anthony Scultore

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