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Henrik Lundqvist To Miss 2020-21 Season Due to Heart Condition

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2018 NHL All-Star - Media Day Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

New York Rangers legend Henrik Lundqvist will not be suiting up for the 2020-21 season, what was going to be his first with the Washington Capitals, due to a heart condition.

The King also addressed the fans with a video message.

This news sucks, and it is really sad. It was sad when the Rangers bought out Lundqvist prior to the start of free agency, but this is on a completely different level. Since signing with the Caps, Lundqvist was active on social media talking about how excited he was to be in a new opportunity, and having a chance to compete for a Stanley Cup. It was genuinely great to see him so inspired and pumped up, and excited for the season to come.

Lundqvist winning a championship with another team would have been hard for some to witness, but it would have been a well deserved and amazing achievement by one of the best to ever defend a goal crease.

The former Ranger is going to take the next few weeks to see what his next steps are, and hopefully, there’s a way for him to continue his career so he can go out on his own terms, as long as his heart condition doesn’t pose a risk to his health.

Best wishes to Hank and his family, and here’s hoping for a positive outcome.