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2/4/15 | 11:12PM: Alain Vigneault said that "it's possible" that Henrik Lundqvist won't make the trip to Nashville.

10:17PM: Lundqvist has been suffering "intermittent" headaches since Saturday but they are not concussion related. (NY Post)

Larry Brooks says that it would be "shocking" to see Lundqvist play either Saturday or Sunday. (NY Post)

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Henrik Lundqvist just announced on twitter that he is leaving his home in Sweden and returning to New York.

Lundqvist said "Past few months I've spend most of my time in Gothenburg. Hanging with family and good old friends has been rewarding. But now It's time to make a move. Time to return to NYC and hopefully I'm coming back for the right reason like I said.."

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On Sunday, Henrik Lundqvist tweeted that besides the return of NHL Hockey, the one thing he really wanted/needed for Christmas was a toaster.

Yesterday, Lundqvist sent out this tweet:

https://twitter.com/HLundqvist30/status/283315449578545152

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In the NY Post, Henrik Lundqvist wrote about the lockout, as told to Larry Brooks, and his feelings on what is going on.

Lundqvist said that he felt "excited" when he walked past Madison Square Garden yesterday and was able to see it for the first time in a long time.

Lundqvist said, "So many different thoughts went through my head. I was thinking about how I missed being there, how frustrating it?s been not to be able to play and be with my teammates and in front of our fans."

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https://twitter.com/HLundqvist30/status/278873305061154816

Lundqvist said in the NY Post this morning, "I can?t wait to be in a Rangers uniform again."

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I have become more and more depressed the longer the lockout going on. I need something that drives me.

Henrik Lundqvist to Expressen

Lundqvist said that it would be important for the NHL to get back soon "It is extremely important that we play this season, no doubt about it. And the most important part is from Christmas onwards. football ends, baseball is over, so we get the more space in the media. That's when the owners earn the most money and it generated the most interest. But then, it remains to see how hard the hit is when it comes to audience and sponsors. "

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Swedish hockey writer Linus Hugosson? just said on twitter that he met with Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in Sweden.

He said that Lundqvist was "craving" to get back on the ice.

In a follow up tweet Hugosson said that Lundqvist has not been told to return to NY because of an imminent CBA deal.

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In a recent interview with the AP Henrik Lundqvist once again expressed his feelings on the lockout by saying, "we just have to figure it out here with the owners and come to a solution. Everybody is suffering, from the fans, the players, people working with the game. It's not necessary. The game is strong enough that we should be able to figure it out."

He added that he feels for the fans and has many of the same emotions, "I have some anger, disappointment, some embarrassment, too. I understand that the fans are disappointed, and it's hard to explain the whole situation. I don't think a lot of people know all the details and how much we really sacrificed to try to come closer to the owners. It doesn't really matter. They deserve the game out there to be played right now. I definitely feel a little embarrassment that we can't figure it out sooner."

?Lundqvist spoke out Friday and said that he wants the bigger market teams involved in the talks.

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Following his 56 save performance in a charity game on Saturday night, Henrik Lundqvist was the main topic of conversation as his game looked to be in top shop even as Hank hadn't played in a game since May.

Simon Gagne, who was stopped many times by Lundqvist told the Daily News that the Rangers may want to think about trying to put an end to the lockout.

[sny-box color=E6F1FF]"The Rangers should call the league and tell them we should start playing pretty soon, because he's (throwing) away a lot of talent right now. Even in a game for fun, we're taking real shots, (making) real plays, and he was very tough to beat." [/sny-box]

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Jeff Klein wrote in the NY Times, "Team Richards goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who last played competitive hockey in May, when the Rangers lost to the Devils in the Eastern Conference finals, was brilliant. He stopped three breakaways, four penalty shots and 56 shots in all, showing the spectacular form that earned him the Vezina Trophy last season."

Andrew Wisniewski tweeted, "he was stopping everything, breakaways, odd man rushes, tip-ins, it was quite the sight...even the flyer fans were applauding"

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Henrik Lundqvist returned form Sweden and will be taking part in the charity game on Saturday in Atlantic City.

In an interview with the AP, Henrik Lundqvist talked about trying to stay busy in case something happens either here or in Sweden.

Lundqvist said that he is skating every week but the situation isn't ideal.

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At Hockey Sverige, Uffe Bodin is upset that Henrik Lundqvist was not nominated for the Jerring Prize which is the most prestigious Swedish athletic award and is voted on by the Swedish People.

Bodin writes that the NHL audience in Sweden is shrinking and that he feels that Lundqvist has fallen into the same category of Red Wings legend Nicklas Lidstrom who (with 7 Norris Trophies, a Conn Smythe, 4 Stanley Cup Rings and 11 All-Star Game appearances) doesn't get the recognition that he deserves in his home country.

He says that it took until the Gold Medal game in 2006, where Lidstrom scored the game winner, for people to start appreciating him and allow him to be a "household name"

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In an interview with Swedish paper Expressen, via, Henrik Lundqvist revealed that he was in the running to have a statue of himself constructed outside of the arena where the Frolunda Indians play.

Lundqvist is the runaway leader right now.

On the Frolunda website, they said the reason was "Want to see Fr?lunda pride carved in stone above the Scandinavium? Now it may come true! Among G?teborg more than a thousand statues are a few sports-related. But the statue of Gothenburg greatest hockey player conspicuous by their absence. We want to change that!"

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https://twitter.com/HLundqvist30/status/269520916940210176

Lundqvist needed to return to NY for Swedish tax reasons so that he could return and play the rest of the season for Frolunda in case the season is cancelled.

Swedish newspaper Expressen wrote today, "In addition there are fiscal problems if Lundqvist is here more than 183 days and that the spouses Lundqvist, right in the middle of the trial period in order to obtain a green card (permanent residence) in the United States."

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In an interview with Swedish paper Expressen, via, Henrik Lundqvist said that for the first time since he was seven years old he isn't playing hockey in November.

Lundqvist said that he feels "lost and weird mentally" not playing hockey.

"I get very hungry, not just to jump in and play with Fr?lunda but to play hockey at all." Lundqvist added that he feels the adrenaline pumping through his body when he watches Frolunda play and he wants to jump on the ice and play.

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According to Aftonbladet, Frolunda is sending goalie Patrick Galbraith on loan to play more games but that with the situation continuing to be the same, where the Swedish Elite League won't allow teams to sign players to lockout contracts, Henrik Lundqvist still isn't any closer to playing for Frolunda.

A team official reiterated that the players, like Matt Duchene, that Frolunda has brought in are to replace injured players and that until the NHL season is cancelled, Lundqvist will have to keep waiting to play for Frolunda.

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Henrik Lundqvist did an interview with Channel 24 in Sweden, via, and said that while he appreciates the time that he is getting to spend with his newborn daughter, he is starting to "climb the walls" because he wants to play hockey."

Lundqvist wants to play for his hometown team in Frolunda but is forbidden to sign a deal unless it is for the whole season.

On the lockout specifically, Hank said "I am extremely disappointed that we are where we are., I definitely thought that we would have come up with a solution by now. Maybe I was naive, but I thought we would find a solution pretty fast given how good the league gone earnings in recent years., I hope they'll find a solution soon. They want back their life. "

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9:27AM: Lundqvist told the Frolunda website, "I really need to work out now that the conflict drags on. "Kenta" and I had a good talk in the week. Now I get at least two good workouts"

Lundqvist added "I would love to play in Fr?lunda while this conflict continues, and can feel a great frustration that we can not solve it so we can get to play in Sweden and a little pay back to our club and to the fans."

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According to Mattis Winkstrom at Expressen, Henrik Lundqvist is about to return to the United States because of a law in Sweden that would require him to pay a higher income tax if he were to stay in Sweden for more than 183 days.

If Lundqvist were to sign with Frolunda after the two week break the SEL is in right now, he would be able to play through the end of March without being taxed, but if he stays even one day more, he will be taxed 15%.

The report indicated that if the NHL lockout continues, Lundqvist could return to Sweden in January, play for Frolunda and in the World Championships in Stockholm and have it all occur in under 183 days.

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In an interview in Sweden, via, Henrik Lundqvist was asked if he was in shape and Hank responded that he wasn't 100% but he has been practicing with Frolunda and Dallas Stars all-star Loui Eriksson.

He was asked how "hungry" he was to play in another game and Hank responded "I'm hungry of course. It's been a long time since I have played a game, but nothing has changed with my Frolunda situation.

This section has all the details about Henrik Lundqvist and Frolunda.

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At Expressen, Mattias Ek writes that Frolunda is only in the playoffs right now by one point but that they haven't gotten the goaltending support that they thought they were going to.

He writes that the team has not been consistent and missing the playoffs would be a disaster as the team has lost a lot of money.

In the case of saving their season, he writes that the team should look past Matt Duchene and Viktor Stalberg and instead save their money until Henrik Lundqvist is ready to join the team.

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Yesterday Henrik Lundqvist announced that he was not yet ready to enter into an agreement with Frolunda, his former team in Sweden, on a contract to play during the lockout.

On why, Lundqvist said in a Swedish interview, "There are many factors that come into play. It's not just decide to play. I weigh in many things in such a decision. We'll see where it ends somewhere."

Lundqvist added that the Rangers have not told him that he couldn't play, but knows that they want him to be ready for when the season will start, "I think all clubs see it as it is up to the players to prepare in the best way. The most important thing is that you are ready when it starts. Then are all different and preparing in different ways. We can not have a discussion with them much because of the lockout, but obviously does their opinion very much to me. I've been there for seven years and hope to be there a long time. You will come back, says Lundqvist before jumping into a waiting."

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1:56PM: Lundqvist sent out the following tweets:

  • For the past few weeks I've been trying to determine how to best stay ready for the NHL season.Both physically and mentally it's a challenge
  • I have made the decision not to join Frolunda at this time. Still waiting to see what's going to happen with the lockout.
8:27AM: Henrik Lundqvist and his hometown team in Gothenberg Sweden, the Frolunda Indians, have mutually agreed, for right now, to not pursue an arrangement where Lundqvist would play for Frolunda.

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In the Swedish newspaper Expressen, Mattias Ek writes that Frolunda "has not given up" on their dream of luring Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist back to his hometown team during the lockout.

Lundqvist's twin brother Joel is the captain of Frolunda.

It would reportedly cost $30,000 a month in insurance for Lundqvist to play for Frolunda during the lockout.

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In the NY Times, Jeff Klein writes that the insurance to cover Henrik Lundqvist playing in Frolunda is estimated to be about $30,000 per month.

Lundqvist has two years remaining on his contract with the Rangers at a total of $13.75 million.

Frolunda secured the financing to bring Lundqvist back to Sweden over the weekend.

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During a Google Hangout, Henrik Lundqvist said this about what he is doing right now during the lockout.

"I'm practicing in NY 4-5 days a week, skating and doing some off ice stuff. If this drags on I will go to Sweden to see some family and friends, but I haven't planned anything. It's been a long summer and I miss the game. If it can't get done quickly, I may have to go back and play in Gothenberg. My goal is to have a great year and a great season so whatever I can do to improve my game and be ready for when the season starts."

CLICK HERE to see a section just on Lundqvist maybe returning to Sweden.

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In Hockey Sverige, Uffe Bodin writes that that the only NHL player who would have a dramatic impact on attendance in SEL games would be Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

Bodin writes that Lundqvist would give a big boost to hockey in Gothenberg, where he played before coming to the Rangers, and that the life Lundqvist leads in New York has led to an aura and mystery about the Rangers goalie.

[sny-box color=E6F1FF]In addition to being the world's best goalkeeper, he has what so many other talented players lack to become attractive on a plane beyond the pure hockey terms - charisma, looks, charm, and not least the brand. The glamorous life in New York with fashion shows, celebrity parties, restaurant openings ... Yes, everything apart from that infantile shampoo commercials have created an aura of mystery around "Henke" that appeals to many Swedes. [/sny-box]

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In an interview with HockeySverige, Henrik Lundqvist said that he will only play with Fr0lunda during the lockout.

Lundqvist said that a decision will be based upon what is best for his family and if the SEL will allow players in the top division.

He added that it won't just be as simple as deciding to go play for Frolunda, a deal that works out for both sides will need to be agreed upon.

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At ESPN NY, Katie Strang spoke with Henrik Lundqvist about the possibility of Hank going to play for his former team, Frolunda, in Sweden.

Lundqvist said that his top priority is being ready for when the regular season starts and that he doesn't want to rush into making any decision about going to Europe.

Lundqvist did add, "Obviously, it's a great option to play with old teammates and my brother. But again, I don't want to rush into anything."

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1:32PM: In the Daily News, Pat Leonard writes that Henrik and his brother Joel talked today about the chance Henrik could return to play for Frolunda.

Joel said ?"It would be awesome to play together again, so we'll see what happens."

9:23AM: According to a Swedish report from SVT, Henrik Lundqvist is in talks with his former club in Sweden, Frolunda, about playing there during the lockout.

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Andy Strickland tweets "Several #NHL players plotting their European plans w/ lockout looming...how many follow thru remains to be seen. These guys want to play"

Bruce Garrioch tweets "Senators D Erik Karlsson said he is hopeful the Swedish league changes its mind and allows NHL players to sign short-term"

Taylor Hall, among other players, have expressed interest in playing in Europe during a lockout.

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According to Swedish Paper, Expressen, Henrik Lundqvist said that he will not sit out an entire season if the NHL season is lost and that after waiting for a little while he will return home to Sweden and play for Frolunda.

Lundqvist said that he has talked to his brother Joel, who is the Captain of Frolunda, about playing there.

Hank said, via google translate that a lockout "would be boring, but it will be a prolonged conflict, it Fr?lunda that apply to me.I've already talked to my brother?Joel?to come home and play there."

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While the Rangers spent part of September and October in Europe preparing for the season, the team played an exhibition game against the Frolunda Indians.

Frolunda is the Swedish team that Henrik Lundqvist played for from 2000 to 2005 and led to two Swedish Elite League Championships.

On that game, Hank told the Rangers website "That first period was probably the toughest period I ever played. I was just thinking about all the years I played there."

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