The former Rangers icon and new Capitals goaltender has announced that he will not be able to compete due to a heart condition. In a video message to Caps fans he broke the heart breaking news.
Henrik Lundqvist announces heart condition
The video message which detailed his ordeal and his decision to not play this season was painful. Lundqvist is one of the more emotional players in the game was visibly upset with the announcement.
“It breaks my heart (literally) to share this news: I will not be joining the Capitals this upcoming season,” Lundqvist said in a personal statement on Thursday released via Twitter. “After many weeks of tests and conversations with specialists around the country, it’s been determined that a heart condition will prevent me from taking the ice. Together, we have decided that the risk of playing before remedying my condition is too high, so I will spend the coming months figuring out the best course of action.”
We wish Henrik Lundqvist a speedy recovery and hope to see him next season.