10:02PM: Lundqvist is expected to undergo PRP therapy and rest for three weeks before starting his normal offseason program. (NY Post)
Lundqvist's MRI revealed no structural damage to the knee. (NY Post)
6:47PM: On breakup day last week, Henrik Lundqvist revealed that he had been playing most of the season with a knee injury.
Lundqvist said that he felt great coming into the season but got bumped in late October/early November and that while it didn't impact his play, the injury was still something he had to "deal with."
He was scheduled to get an MRI this past week and said today that he would not join Sweden for the World Championships.
He said that he was going to get an injection this week and then take the next four weeks to rehab.
On playing with the injury, Lundqvist said, "I think it's part of playing in this league. You play every day and make sure that you do whatever is necessary to do what is needed to play. Now I see an opportunity to get the right treatments and feel 100%."
He added that the last couple of months had been "draining" for him while the Rangers played out the season.
Lundqvist was 21-13-4 in the first half of the season with a .922 save percentage and 2.61 GAA.
After the All-Star break, Lundqvist was 5-13-3 with a .901 save percentage and 3.10 GAA.