Uh Oh! Lundqvist out due to unlucky puck to throat
Henrik Lundqvist is out for tonight’s contest against Boston. Alain Vigneault addressed the media today and noted that “it is not a concussion” and has to do with being hit in the throat with a puck two games ago.
Vigneault says at MSG Lundqvist has upper body injury the team is “investigating” … #NYR recall Mackenzie Skapski to back up Talbot 2nite
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) February 4, 2015
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Last night however, Henrik Lundqvist appeared with Mike Richter at an event hosted by Steiner Sports. They were interviewed by ESPN’s Linda Cohn and discussed playing goal in NY. When talking about being hit in the throat, Richter called it the “scariest part of the game.” Lundqvist reiterated that he was lightheaded afterwards and his head was hurting due to the loss of oxygen to the brain. He admitted that his competitive nature didn’t allow himself to come out of the game.
Richter on @HLundqvist30 on getting hit in the throat: “That’s the scariest part of the game.” #DefendingNY #Rangers pic.twitter.com/t3SxHV4TBJ — Steiner Sports (@steinersports) February 3, 2015
Lundqvist showed no visible signs of ailment during the show. He was smiling, laughing and answering questions articulately. At this point, any reports of what it could be is pure speculation. All we know is what he said after the game.
[su_quote cite=”Blueshirts United” url=”http://www.blueshirtsunited.com/article/lundqvist-leads-rangers-past-hurricanes-4-1″]”I saw the shot and then felt a stick on my chin, and I had a bad feeling because I could kind of see the puck coming, but then I lost track of it,” explained Lundqvist. “When I got hit, obviously it was pretty painful and it was hard to breathe for a couple of minutes, and I was light-headed and a little worried at first. (The trainers) told me to just breathe and then slowly it got better.”[/su_quote]
We will follow this story as soon as more info is available.