New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist thanked his friends and fans for well-wishes and said he is starting to feel better in his recovery from a vascular injury.
The Rangers announced Friday that Lundqvist would miss three to five weeks because of the injury, sustained Jan. 31 during a game against the Carolina Hurricanes when he was hit in the throat by a puck.
Lundqvist used his verified Twitter account to make his first public comments on his injury.
"I can't be on the ice right now, it's disappointing. I'm focused on doing everything I can for a fast recovery with help from our great staff," he wrote. "It's all under control and I feel better and better but right now I need some rest to heal. Thanks again for your support!"
Lundqvist remained in the game against Carolina after being injured, and started Feb. 2 against the Florida Panthers. But he was removed from the lineup prior to the Rangers' game Feb. 4 against the Boston Bruins.
In Lundqvist's absence Cam Talbot started and made 18 saves in the Rangers' 3-2 win. Talbot is expected to be in goal again when the Rangers play at the Nashville Predators on Saturday.