3/12/17 | 9:16AM: Nick Kypreos said on HNIC that Lundqvist had an MRI and that it's a hip injury but the Rangers are not "overly concerned" and he will have time to play before the playoffs.
3/11/17 | 12:08PM: Lundqvist is believed to have suffered a hip strain in the first period against Florida on Tuesday. He went on to stop 36 of 38 shots. (Brooks)
10:01AM: Henrik Lundqvist will be out 2-3 weeks with a lower body injury that he suffered earlier this week in the Rangers win over Florida.
Magnus Hellberg has been called up on an emergency basis to serve as Antti Raanta's backup.
Lundqvist has started 49 games this season for the Rangers, and has a record of 30-17-2 with a save percentage of .913 and GAA of 2.65.
Adam Rotter: There is a lot to unpack with this news. First, Lundqvist will likely/hopefully be back by the first week of April, at the latest, and maybe get 2-3 or all 4 of the Rangers remaining games before the playoffs. I'm not sure when or how Lundqvist got hurt or what the injury is but this injury does, at least on the surface, provide Lundqvist with a break that could allow him to be fresh for the playoffs. It could also have the adverse effect and Lundqvist will be out of his rhythm and will need those games when he comes back to find his way and get ready for the playoffs.
As for Antti Raanta, the Rangers are fortunate to have a backup goalie that has played so well and that they have confidence in. He will get the bulk of starts but with 4 back to backs it's likely that the Rangers will also see what they have in Magnus Hellberg. Overall it's a blow to the Rangers because Henrik Lundqvist is their best player but they should still be in a good enough place with Raanta leading them for the next few weeks.