Henrik Lundqvist delivers heartbreaking message that he won’t play this season

TORONTO, ONTARIO – AUGUST 04: of the Carolina Hurricanes of the New York Rangers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Qualification Round prior to the prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 04, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)

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.

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