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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist to sit out vs Bruins, 4 days after being hit in throat by puck

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is sitting out against the Boston Bruins, four nights after being struck in the throat with a puck.

Lundqvist remained in Saturday's game against Carolina, following the shot by Brad Malone, and then played again Monday in a win over Florida. He skipped practice on Tuesday to take a maintenance day, and coach Alain Vigneault said the star goalie would be in the lineup on Wednesday night.

That changed during the team's optional skate Wednesday morning when Vigneault said Lundqvist would miss the game for an undisclosed reason relating to being struck in the throat.

He said it wasn't a concussion and added the club was "investigating" the issue and would issue an update later.

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