Will be 'months' before Henrik Lundqvist decides on future
Lundqvist took to Twitter on Thursday to offer an update on his health and playing status. Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Will be 'months' before Capitals' Henrik Lundqvist decides on future

Washington Capitals goaltender Henrik Lundqvist recently returned to the ice following open-heart surgery required to repair a heart condition that caused him to opt out of the 2020-21 NHL season. 

The veteran who turns 39 years old on March 2 took to Twitter on Thursday to offer an update on his health and playing status: 

Lundqvist spent his first 15 NHL seasons with the New York Rangers and then signed with the Capitals in October. He was set to serve as a backup before he confirmed on Dec. 17 that he would be unable to play because of his heart, and he then had surgery in January. 

Some speculated that a video of Lundqvist saving shots that he shared via social media this week offered some indication he was considering attempting to play for Washington either during the regular season or the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, his latest tweet suggests no announcement on his playing future will be made before the summer months. 

Lundqvist would be considered high risk for COVID-19, so it's understandable he'd remain cautious heading into spring. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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