Breaking: Henrik Lundqvist announces no comeback this season

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Jan 2, 2020; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) reacts during the first period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

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.