henrik-Lundqvist back on the ice since open heart surgery!

henrik-Lundqvist back on the ice since open heart surgery!

The Capitals goalkeeper posted a face-to-camera video on the private skating rink; there is no sign of whether he will participate in the game this season.

Since performing open heart surgery in early January, Henrik Lundqvist was back on the ice again on Tuesday.

The Washington Capitals goalkeeper posted videos on his Instagram and Twitter accounts that showed him facing the camera and performing lateral movements on a private skating rink in New Jersey.

Lundqvist (Lundqvist) is in the early stages of recovery, it is not clear whether he plans to participate in the NHL this season. Since the start of the season, the sixth-winning goalkeeper (459-310-96) in NHL.com history is in a position of long-term injury.

The 38-year-old signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract Oct. 9 after he had the final season of his contract bought out by the New York Rangers on Sept. 30. He was expected to compete for Washington's starting job in training camp before he announced Dec.17 he could not play this season because of a heart condition.


Lundqvist announced Dec. 28 he was scheduled to have open-heart surgery for an "aortic valve replacement, aortic root and ascending aortic replacement to be more exact." Since exiting the hospital, Lundqvist has posted multiple videos on social media chronicling his recovery, including some over the past two weeks showing him running and working out off the ice.

Lundqvist posted a video on Instagram stating that he loaded his hockey equipment into the trunk of his car and another car drove towards the George Washington Bridge with the headline: "I missed the drive.... The first time behind the wheel in 9 weeks