TSN’s Darren Dreger reported on Friday night that his sources with the New York Rangers have told him they will not be making a decision regarding a possible buyout of Henrik Lundqvist this weekend.
Dreger went on to report a few other pieces of information regarding the 15-year veteran who has played his entire career with the Blueshirts.
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“They want to treat him with the respect he has earned.”
- There is no trade interest at this point.
- It’s highly unlikely that he is going to retire.
- A decision on a buyout won’t be made today or this weekend.
- A buyout is possible.
Hank began the season as the team’s number one goalie but his struggles early on combined with the emergence of rookie Igor Shesterkin relegated him to a backup position for most of the second half of the season. Hank ended the regular season with a 10-12-3 record playing in 30 games.
In his career with the club, Hank has compiled a 459-310-96 record awhile appearing in 887 games.
Lundqvist did play the first two games of the qualifying round, both losses, to the Carolina Hurricanes as Shesterkin was forced to sit out due to an injury.
Regardless of what scenario the club and Hank decide on, one thing is apparently clear. Blueshirt fans have seen the last of Lundqvist in a Rangers sweater.