Rangers Goaltender Out After Serious Neck Injury

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For New York Rangers goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, the news that he will have to miss three weeks came of shock to him. Since, starting with the team in the 2005-6 season, he’s been an asset to the Rangers.

After accidentally having his goalie mask lifted, leaving his neck exposed in Saturday’s game, Lundqvist was struck in the neck with the puck. Originally, the medical team deemed his injury as nothing serious and a day to day event. Lundqvist suited up in the game two days later.

After the game on Monday night against Florida, Lundqvist started to suffer from headaches and a sore neck. Doctors decided that an evaluation was necessary.

The initial scan was clear, meaning that Lundqvist was going to be able to play on Wednesday night. But a second scan showed the severity of the injury. The doctors found an injury to his blood vessel and determined…

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