NEW YORK / LONDON. Late night news came from Henrik Lundqvist via SMS. He announced Sportbladet that there will be no World Cup game for him:
- The knee is not better, so I have to say no. It is both physically and mentally tough to play the World Cup when you are not 100 percent.
Last Sunday was Bengt-Åke Gustafsson start dreaming about Henrik Lundqvist in the World Cup. New York Rangers missed the Stanley Cup finals after a decisive loss against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Must take care of his body
But there will be no World Cup games for the star goalkeeper, although he worked hard to get there. Injury problems are too big and he must take care of his body instead.
The final weeks of regular season play Lundqvist with taped knee. Go when the season was over for the Rangers, he continued to rehab training to get ready for the World Cup. But he closed the door yesterday when he delivered the news to Sportbladet:
- I've been running a week and rehab the knee does not improve, so I have to say no. It's not okay to go. It is both physically and mentally tough to play the World Cup when you are not 100 percent.
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