Lundqvist is day-to-day and could sit out the team's next game, Thursday at the Philadelphia Flyers.
"I can't say 100-percent sure that [Lundqvist] is going to be good to go on Thursday, but I can't say 100-percent sure that he's not going to be there," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Tuesday "He's getting better. He's got something that he's been dealing with here for a little bit of time, and since we had four days in between games we figured it was the right time to try and nip this in the bud here."
Lundqvist is 2-4-0 with a 3.45 goals-against average and .890 save percentage in seven games; in his most recent outing he allowed four goals on 19 shots Saturday in a 4-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
"They haven't told me anything yet," Talbot said of whether he potentially could start.