Henrik Lundqvist says it will be months before he can say if he’ll play again

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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

Surefire first ballot Hall of Fame goalie Henrik Lundqvist surprised a lot of people this week. On his Instagram, he posted a video of him back in pads and working out.

Henrik Lundqvist provides update

Today, just two days after on-ice workouts he provided an update on his career.

“Going to the rink this week has been very rewarding,” Lundqvist wrote. “My health is obviously my No.1 priority. It will be months before I can make any decisions regarding my future after more tests/convos with Doctors. The one thing I do know with 100% certainty is that I still love the game.”

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Henrik Lundqvist (ctsy: Johan Rylander)

This echoes the sentiments from around the hockey world after his open heart surgery early in the year, that he still wants to play. While it is doubtful that he could play for the Capitals this season, I wouldn’t rule it out.

It took Henrik just 47 days after surgery to get back on the ice and do what he loves.