Henrik Lundqvist mentioned Monday he’s scheduled for open-heart surgical procedure after checks revealed a coronary heart situation that stored him from persevering with to play objective within the NHL.
Lundqvist wrote on Twitter that he’s set to have an aortic valve, aortic root and ascending aortic substitute. He didn’t say when.
“(The) final three weeks my focus has shifted from coaching camp and the upcoming season to my well being and what I can and may’t do,” Lundqvist mentioned in saying the operation. “All of us have our mountains to climb. Staying constructive right here and set on the highway to restoration.”
A bodily after signing with the Washington Capitals led to additional checks and his choice to not play this season. Washington Normal Supervisor Brian MacLellan says Lundqvist has had a coronary heart subject all alongside that he managed and the workforce anticipated it to be the identical.
“Our coach, Jason Serbus, did an unbelievable job,” MacLellan mentioned final week. “Our docs, the cardiologists, the specialists, it stored getting deeper and deeper. As we went that far, Henrik acquired much more data of what his state of affairs is and the place it’s going and what his danger ranges are.”
It’s unclear what modified for the 38-year-old after taking part in 15 seasons with the New York Rangers. When he revealed Dec. 17 he wouldn’t be taking part in this season, the Rangers mentioned: “We’ve got little doubt Henrik Lundqvist will face this problem with the identical fierce dedication and style that made him top-of-the-line goaltenders to ever play the sport of hockey and an inspiration to all of us.”
• Former NHL MVP Corey Perry signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $750,000.
The 35-year-old winger had 5 targets and 16 assists in 57 video games with Dallas final season. He added 5 targets and 4 assists in 27 postseason video games because the Stars superior to the Stanley Cup Ultimate.
Perry has 377 targets and 420 assists in 1,045 profession NHL video games with Anaheim and Dallas. He gained a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 and the Hart Trophy as MVP in 2010-11.
Perry was on Canada’s gold medalist Olympic groups in 2010 and 2014.
PREMIER LEAGUE: Chelsea Coach Frank Lampard stays underneath stress after a 1-1 draw at house to Aston Villa left his workforce with only one win from its previous 5 Premier League video games.
A high-quality header from veteran France ahead Olivier Giroud put Chelsea forward within the thirty fourth minute at Stamford Bridge, however Dutch ahead Anwar El Ghazi equalized early within the second half.
• Leicester settled for a 1-1 draw at struggling Crystal Palace after Harvey Barnes’ late equalizer within the Premier League.
Nonetheless, the purpose was adequate to maneuver Leicester into second place on objective distinction over Everton, whose match later Monday was postponed after Manchester Metropolis reported new coronavirus circumstances. Leicester is three factors behind first-place Liverpool.
• A rising coronavirus outbreak at Manchester Metropolis led to the postponement of Monday’s Premier League match at Everton and compelled the workforce to shut its coaching floor.
Pep Guardiola’s workforce had introduced on Friday that striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker had examined constructive for COVID-19 together with two employees members. Metropolis was capable of play Newcastle on Saturday.
However hours earlier than kickoff was due at Goodison Park on Monday, Metropolis introduced that the newest spherical of coronavirus testing had produced “a quantity” of latest positives.
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: A ladies’s World Cup large slalom was canceled following the opening run after more and more sturdy winds destroyed components the end space.
Wind speeds reached as much as 62 mph and organizers ordered individuals to depart the end space because the gusts began blowing away security fencing and sponsor banners, leaving the realm in a state of havoc inside minutes.
MEN’S WORLD CUP: A males’s World Cup super-G was referred to as off an hour earlier than its deliberate begin and rescheduled for Tuesday due to unhealthy climate within the Italian Alps.
The transfer additionally pressured the postponement of the basic downhill on the Stelvio course, which was deliberate for Tuesday however has been pushed again to Wednesday.