Wednesday February 4th, 2015

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will not play in Wednesday's game against the Boston Bruins due to a neck injury, the team announced. He will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

Lundqvist was injured last Saturday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes when he was hit in the throat by a puck shot from Hurricanes forward Brad Malone.

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Lundqvist remained in the game, despite admitting that he was having trouble breathing. He played in the Rangers' 6-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday, making 33 saves.

The 32-year-old, three-time All-Star has a 25-11-3 record with a 2.25 goals against average and .922 save percentage this season for New York, which is tied for sixth in the Eastern Conference with 62 points.

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