Henrik Lundqvist sat at a corner table at a hotel restaurant, casually dressed, sipping on a soft drink.
The former New York Rangers goalie was the picture of relaxation in lower Manhattan on Wednesday, at ease and stress-free a month and a half into the new chapter in his life:
“I feel good,” Lundqvist said. “Off to a really good start back in New York with the kids back in school. I’m pretty active. Playing a little tennis, moving around. I can’t push it 100 percent and that will take some time before I can do that, but overall I feel really good with where I’m at right now. It was a hard decision to walk away, but at the same time I knew it was the right decision.”
Lundqvist announced his retirement from the NHL on Aug. 20. The decision came after a long battle to try to come back and play after undergoing open-heart surgery in early January.