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Henrik Lundqvist joins Madison Square Garden in business role

The Rangers have announced that Henrik Lundqvist is joining MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment “in a unique new role that helps support business operations for each company.”

They describe his role by saying, “in this position, Lundqvist will be involved in numerous areas including representing MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment in a variety of partner and sponsorship endeavors, assisting with content development for digital platforms across both companies, growing and strengthening the connection with Rangers alumni, as well as lending his support with the Garden of Dreams Foundation.”

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Henrik Lundqvist to join MSG Network in part-time role

The NY Post reports that Henrik Lundqvist will join MSG Network in a part-time role.

Lundqvist is expected to be in studio for around 20 games this season with John Giannone and his former goalie partner Steve Valiquette.

He will make his first appearance tomorrow for the Rangers home opener.

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Henrik Lundqvist’s number to be retired on January 28th

The Rangers have announced that Henrik Lundqvist’s #30 will be retired on January 28th when the Rangers host the Minnesota Wild.

James Dolan said in a statement, “Over the franchise’s history, only 11 Rangers players have earned the honor of having their numbers raised to the Garden rafters, where they forever serve as inspiration for others to follow. For 15 seasons, Henrik Lundqvist embodied everything the Rangers organization stands for – excellence, commitment, pride, and leadership. It is only fitting that his No. 30 will now join the legends who have come before him.”

Chris Drury said in a statement, “It was an honor to play with Henrik for four seasons and watch his career evolve as I’ve moved through the organization. Having his No. 30 etched in history forever is so well-deserved for a man who has done so much for the city of New York, on and off the ice. It will be a special moment for the entire organization.”

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Henrik Lundqvist has officially retired, his number will be retired this season

10:52AM: The Rangers have released the following statement:

It is with mixed emotions that The New York Rangers offer our best wishes and heartfelt gratitude to Henrik Lundqvist on the announcement of his retirement. Henrik’s commitment to excellence made him one of the best goaltenders to ever play the game of hockey, and we are so fortunate to have witnessed his greatness firsthand for 15 years. As we congratulate Henrik on an extraordinary career and a lasting legacy of success, charity and character, we are honored to announce that we will retire his number and raise his jersey to the rafters at an upcoming game this season.

Henrik is, and always will be, a Ranger.”

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Henrik Lundqvist to have open heart surgery


Henrik Lundqvist has announced that he is scheduled to undergo open heart surgery. (Instagram)

He said, more specifically, that it is an “aortic valve replacement, aortic root and ascending aortic replacement.”

Lundqvist announced recently that he was unable to play this season due to a heart condition.

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Henrik Lundqvist has a heart condition and is not joining the Capitals

3:47PM: The Rangers released a statement on twitter saying “we have no doubt that Henrik Lundqvist will face this challenge with the same fierce determination and grace that made him one of the greatest goaltenders to ever play the game of hockey, and an inspiration to all of us. He and his family are in our thoughts during this difficult time. He will always be part of the New York Rangers family.”