Henrik Lundqvist signs One-Year deal with Washington

Henrik Lundqvist has signed a one-year contract worth $1.5 million to join the Washington Capitals. Lundqvist was bought out of the final-year of his contract last week. Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said in a statement “Henrik is one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, and we are pleased to have him join our organization. Henrik has the competitive drive and the ability to help our team compete for a…

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What John Davidson said on MSG about Henrik Lundqvist and Marc Staal

Rangers President John Davidson was on MSG and said: On the Henrik Lundqvist decision, “Both players, when you think about Marc Staal and Henrik, we were sitting and talking about it as, combined, almost 30-years of service for the Rangers and both of them playing with a great deal of compassion, competitiveness, won a Presidents Trophy, have gotten to a Stanley Cup Final. These are the type of things you…

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Henrik Lundqvist’s statement after being bought out

Henrik Lundqvist released the following statement on his social media channels: View this post on Instagram THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! 15 years ago, I played my first game for @nyrangers. I came here with high hopes and big dreams but in my wildest imagination, I could never have pictured the amazing ride that lay ahead. Representing this organization has been the biggest source of pride and joy in my life.…

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Rangers officially buy out Henrik Lundqvist

10:48AM: Lundqvist’s agent Don Meehan told Pierre LeBrun that it’s “to be determined” whether Lundqvist will continue to play. 10:01AM: The Rangers have announced that they have officially bought out the final-year of Henrik Lundqvist’s contract. The following statements were released as part of the announcement: Rangers owner James Dolan said: “Few players have been as important to the Rangers franchise as Henrik Lundqvist, and we are incredibly grateful for…

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Rangers expected to buy out Henrik Lundqvist’s contract on Wednesday

6:59PM: Larry Brooks writes that the buyout is expected to occur on Wednesday. (NY Post) 6:20PM: On TSN’s Insider Trading, Darren Dreger said that the Rangers are going to buy out Henrik Lundqvist. Dreger said “unfortunately for Henrik Lundqvist there will be a separation from the New York Rangers by form of that buyout. It’s an easy story to follow. The Rangers made it clear they weren’t going with a…

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The NHL Buyout Window Opens Today

11:28AM: Larry Brooks notes that a buyout of Brendan Smith is unlikely since a buyout would only save the Rangers just under $500,000 this year compared to sending him to Hartford. A buyout of Smith would cost the Rangers $2.783 million in dead cap space this season, along with $783,333 in dead space next season while sending him to Hartford would cost $3.275 million in dead cap space this season.…

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