By Lewis Gould
He signed a deal with Washington in the offseason with the expectation that he would serve as the veteran counterpart to Ilya Samsonov, providing depth and experience.
However, open-heart surgery forced Lundqvist to announce that he would not participate in the 2021 NHL season.
The best type of workday! 😃 pic.twitter.com/2tWlS1iOmO
— Henrik Lundqvist (@hlundqvist35) February 23, 2021