The King, aka Henrik Lundqvist, has been the New York Rangers star goaltender and backbone since his inauguration into the league. Rangers fans and his teammates have always pictured him as invincible and that he could never get hurt. However, last Saturday night, he took a wrist shot to the throat against the Carolina Hurricanes. He went down to the ice in agonizing pain and the Garden was silent.
He went on to stay in the game and rally his team to a victory. He then played the next game on Monday against the Florida Panthers and got another win. Then, on Wednesday, he was considered day-to-day by the medical staff and did not even backup Cam Talbot.
Now, his team has received news that will make every fan’s heart stop. He will now be out at least a month with a vascular injury. This will sideline him for about a minimum of three weeks, maybe even more. The King will need all the rest he needs if he is to come back strong and hopefully finish the season and continue his strong play into the playoffs.
Cam Talbot, who has started twelve games with five wins and three shutouts, will be the starting net minder for the Blueshirts going forward. He has proven to be an invaluable backup for Henrik, and he is now getting his big chance. He has played strong his first two seasons in New York and will be a great backup.
Here is too a speedy recovery for the King.