Rangers Insider: Lundqvist to join Sweden for World Championship

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist pronounced Thursday he will be fasten Team Sweden during a men’s IIHF World Championship. He will conduct to perfume on Friday. His twin hermit Joel is a captain for Sweden.

Lundqvist wanted to play with his hermit and have another possibility to play internationally after a news that a NHL won’t be participating in subsequent year’s Olympics.

“I haven’t played with him in 12 years,” Lundqvist pronounced of his brother. “Also a fact that we’re not partial of a Olympics, we see this as an event for me to play for my nation one some-more time, and with my brother. I’m gonna go there and try to finish unequivocally strong.”

The goalie still feels he has adequate in him to continue personification so shortly after a Rangers were separated from a playoffs by Ottawa on Tuesday.

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“There’s really gas left in a tank here,” Lundqvist said. “I was anticipating to play for another month.”

Kevin Hayes and Brady Skjei will also be going to a World Championship to paint Team USA.

Lundqvist with Team Sweden during a 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Lundqvist with Team Sweden during a 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

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DEFENSIVE FOCUS

Alain Vigneault pronounced a Rangers are “definitely” looking to supplement another immature defenseman to a brew subsequent year. It was a “good question,” he said, either Dan Girardi and Marc Staal can still be 18-to-20-minute defensemen. Those dual will certainly be discussed as Rangers coronet decides how to change a roster. Ryan McDonagh and Brady Skjei are now a dual guys pegged to play a many mins subsequent season, depending on offseason moves.

“I would contend if we ask (Girardi and Staal) they would contend yes,” Vigneault pronounced of a dual maestro blue-liners. “I would contend that’s gonna arrange itself out subsequent year during training camp. There’s some guys right now that are holding strides that merit some-more minutes, and they’re substantially gonna get some-more minutes. So that means some other guys are gonna get less.”

GROWING PAINS

Vigneault mentioned Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller and Kevin Hayes as players who done strides this season, that is indisputable, though those 3 were too unsuitable via a Rangers’ 12 postseason games.

“The Chris Kreider we saw in a third duration of Game 6, child we would’ve favourite to have seen him on a some-more unchanging basis,” Vigneault said. “That’s partial of a growth, partial of expansion as a player, and hopefully we all learn from what only transpired here.”

…One player, Vigneault said, will bear some arrange of procession to repair a earthy ailment, though did not exhibit who since a accurate routine of improvement was still being figured out on Thursday. More information was approaching Friday. 

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