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

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Former New York Rangers goalie will be forced to sit out the 2021 season due to ongoing health concern. After 15-seasons with the Rangers, Lundqvist signed a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals in October.

Posted: Dec 17, 2020 10:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist says he will sit out the upcoming NHL season because of a heart condition. He announced the news about two months after joining the Washington Capitals.

Lundqvist posted a written statement and a videotaped one on social media Thursday, saying it was a “pretty tough and emotional day.” He said he has been having various tests on his heart “for several weeks” and “unfortunately won’t be able to join the team this year.”

The 38-year-old from Sweden was bought out by the New York Rangers after 15 seasons and signed a $1.5 million, one-year deal with Washington in October.

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