It was a bit alarming when Henrik Lundqvist did not practice Tuesday, as the franchise goaltender had said he “twisted” his leg late in the second period of his team’s 4-1 loss to the Sharks at the Garden on Monday night. Lundqvist did finish the game and said afterward that the leg was “the least of my concern.” But according to coach Alain Vigneault, Lundqvist was expected to practice with the team Wednesday before backing up Ondrej Pavelec, who was set to get his second start of the season Thursday at home against the league-worst Coyotes. “As far as I knew, he was fine after the game,” Vigneault said of Lundqvist. “He just got up [Tuesday] morning and just felt a little uncomfortable. I expect him back in goal for practice [Wednesday]. I haven’t heard anything different.” Lundqvist was hurt after Joonas Donskoi scored on an open rush up the left wing with 37.1 seconds remaining in the second period. The Sharks winger skated by and bumped Lundqvist’s outstretched left leg.
Henrik Lundqvist: Leg tweak the ‘least of my concern’
New York Post | Oct 25