Henrik Lundqvist
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The Henrik Lundqvist foundation took the donations it received from Florida Panthers fans and passed it along to the Humboldt Broncos organization.

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and his foundation, the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation, donated $12,000 directly to the Humboldt Broncos Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club.

The money was donated by the fans of the Florida Panthers who donated money to the foundation when the Rangers played in Philadelphia in the last game of the season. The Panthers were in need of a Flyers loss to help them make the playoffs and had started to donate money in hopes it would help motivate Hank and the Rangers to defeat the Flyers.

The Rangers lost the game, but it will help the Broncos. A great gesture by all.

Henrik Lundqvist will not participate in the World Championships

Henrik Lundqvist tweeted out on Sunday that he will not be going to the World Championships due to his bad knee.

“It receives but has to say no to the World Cup this year. My knee injury that I dragged with the last 5-6 months puts a stop.”

Lundqvist has mentioned at the player’s exit interview that his knee was bothering him most of the season, but didn’t affect his play on the ice. Lundqvist expects to be ready to go for the start of training camp.

Prospects playing well for respective countries

Goaltender Igor Shesterkin recorded his second shutout in two days and was named Russia’s Player of the game on Sunday.

Center Lias Andersson scored for the Swedish National team on Saturday.

Andersson will continue to play with the Swedish National Team in international competition next week at the Carlson Hockey Games.

Sweden’s has three games in the tournament, which are scheduled to be played April 19 vs. Russia, April 21 vs. The Czech Republic and April 22 vs. Finland.

A graduate of St. John's University class of '91. I have been a fan of the New York Rangers since the days of Peter Puck. Founder of Ranger Proud, the Facebook page that covers all news, notes, pre /post-game stats, and player quotes. I can be reached at Nyrfc12@gmail.com