Latest Henrik Lundqvist News

New York Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin makes a save against New York Islanders' Mathew Barzal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Islanders beat Rangers 4-0 in 1st of 8 games between rivals

Jan. 15, 2021 12:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Anders Lee finished with two goals and joined Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal with first-period goals as the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers 4-0 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots for his 28th career shutout and third with the Islanders....

FILE - Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) congratulates Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) after the Capitals' 2-1 overtime win in Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston, in this Wednesday, April 25, 2012, file photo. Alex Ovechkin goes into the final year of his contract with the Washington Capitals looking to win the Stanley Cup for the second time. He’ll have 43-year-old past champion Zdeno Chara with him but not Henrik Lundqvist chasing his first title, after tests showed the veteran goaltender couldn’t keep playing because of a heart condition.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Ovechkin, Chara team up with Capitals to chase Stanley Cup

Jan. 5, 2021 2:53 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has spent most of his career battling Zdeno Chara in the corners and trying to shoot the puck past Henrik Lundqvist, so naturally he didn't see this coming. “If somebody gonna tell me like two or three years ago I’m gonna play with a Lundqvist on one team...

FILE - In this  Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) pushes Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) from the crease in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. Longtime Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara signed with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, a stunning move less than a week before most NHL teams open training camp.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Longtime Bruins captain Zdeno Chara leaves for Capitals

Dec. 30, 2020 7:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Boston captain Zdeno Chara signed with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, saying his former team had decided to move on from the towering defenseman who helped the Bruins climb back into the top echelon of the NHL and win the Stanley Cup in 2011. The stunning move —...

FILE - New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist reacts after a save during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in New York, in this Sunday, March 1, 2020, file photo. The Flyers defeated the Rangers 5-3. Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist will sit out the upcoming NHL season because of a heart condition, announcing the news a little more than two months after joining the Washington Capitals. Lundqvist posted a written statement and a videotaped one on social media Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, saying it was a

Henrik Lundqvist says he's scheduled for open-heart surgery

Dec. 28, 2020 11:29 AM EST

Henrik Lundqvist said Monday he’s scheduled for open-heart surgery after tests revealed a heart condition that kept him from continuing to play goal in the NHL. Lundqvist wrote on Twitter that he’s set to have an aortic valve, aortic root and ascending aortic replacement. He did not say when....

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, Florida Panthers left wing Mike Hoffman celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the third period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game, in Toronto. The St. Louis Blues signed Hoffman, one of the top free agents left on the market, to a professional tryout agreement for training camp, in a move announced Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Blues sign Hoffman to tryout agreement for training camp

Dec. 27, 2020 10:32 PM EST

Mike Hoffman signed a professional tryout agreement with the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, a possible precursor to him getting a contract with them for the NHL season prior to opening night. Hoffman will go to training camp with the Blues, who will only have salary-cap space to sign him after putting fellow wingers...

FILE- In this  July 14, 2020, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland (5) skates during NHL hockey summer training camp in Las Vegas. Engelland on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, became the latest NHL veteran to step away from hockey before players report to training camps to prepare for the 2021 season (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Engelland latest NHL veteran retiring before 2021 season

Dec. 22, 2020 6:22 PM EST

When the NHL suspended last season in March, Deryk Engelland spent four months around his family and saw the things he'd usually miss while at the rink or traveling around North America. Even though the Vegas Golden Knights wouldn't be bringing him back, Engelland had opportunities to play elsewhere. He thought...

Capitals sign winger Conor Sheary to $735,000, 1-year deal

Dec. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington signed winger Conor Sheary to a $735,000, one-year contract Tuesday, giving the Capitals additional forward depth going into training camp and the 56-game 2021 season. Sheary played for Buffalo and Pittsburgh last season, finishing with 10 goals and 13 assists in 63 games....

FILE - Then-New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist looks on from the bench during an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in New York, in this Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, file photo. Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist will sit out the upcoming NHL season because of a heart condition, announcing the news a little more than two months after joining the Washington Capitals. Lundqvist posted a written statement and a videotaped one on social media Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, saying it was a

'Shocking': King Henrik to miss season with heart condition

Dec. 17, 2020 4:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist looked straight into the camera and spoke haltingly, the out-of-nowhere news as difficult for him to comprehend as it must have been for fans of the Washington Capitals, his new club, the New York Rangers, his long-time employer — or any hockey team, really....

Goalie Henrik Lundqvist says he will not play for the Washington Capitals this season because of a heart condition

Dec. 17, 2020 1:13 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Goalie Henrik Lundqvist says he will not play for the Washington Capitals this season because of a heart condition.