Henrik Lundqvist returning to Rangers as TV analyst

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Henrik Lundqvist is returning to Madison Square Garden.

The former New York Rangers goalie will be reuniting with his former team as a studio analyst for MSG Network, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.

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Lundqvist is expected to be in the studio for 20 games alongside host John Giannone and analyst Steve Valiquette.

He confirmed the news on Twitter, adding that his first game will be Thursday’s home opener against the Dallas Stars.

The 39-year-old was forced to retire from the game last year after 15 seasons due to a heart issue that kept him off the ice.

Lundqvist left the Rangers before the 2020 season and joined the Washington Capitals. He never got the chance to play in any games for the Caps before his retirement, though, due to his heart condition.

Lundqvist is a beloved figure amongst Rangers, holding the franchise record of 459 wins and winning the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy.

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