Great news from NHL superstar Henrik Lundqvist — the future Hall of Famer says his recent open heart surgery was a success!!
As we previously reported, the 38-year-old Washington Capitals goalie opted out of the upcoming NHL season last month … citing an existing heart condition that would prevent him from taking the ice.
Lundqvist underwent a 5-hour procedure earlier this week — an aortic valve, aortic root, and ascending aortic replacement … and gave an update on his recovery Friday.
“Day 3. Surgery went really well,” Lundqvist said on Twitter. “About 5 hours to get it all taken care of. Really appreciate the great staff here at the Cleveland Clinic.”
Lundqvist also shared a cute drawing from his 5-year-old, Juli, with her artistic interpretation of the event.
“Last few days has been pretty crazy but feel like I’m in really good hands. Every day is a step in the right direction.”
It’s a huge step in the right direction for Lundqvist … although it has not been announced whether he will be able to return to hockey.
For now, all that matters is that he’s doing well.