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Henrik Lundqvist of Rangers injured knee at World Championship

Goaltender sustained MCL sprain playing for Sweden, reportedly will need 4-6 weeks to recover

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist sustained an Isolated Grade 1 MCL sprain in his knee playing for Sweden at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

The Rangers confirmed a report by Swedish website expressen.se and said they don't expect any issues with Lundqvist going forward. The website reported Lundqvist will need 4-6 weeks to recover.

It is unclear when Lundqvist sustained the injury.

Lundqvist had a 1.31 goals-against average and .945 save percentage in five games at the tournament, and stopped four shots in the shootout in the gold-medal game, a 2-1 win against Canada on May 21.

After the win, he was tackled by Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander during Sweden's celebration.

Lundqvist, 35, joined Sweden at the World Championship after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Second Round in six games. He was 6-6 with a 2.25 GAA and .927 save percentage during the postseason.

Lundqvist had the worst GAA (2.74) and save percentage (.910) of his NHL career during the regular season, finishing 31-20-4 in 57 games (55 starts).

In 12 seasons, Lundqvist is 405-249-76 with a 2.32 GAA and .920 save percentage, and won the Vezina Trophy in 2012. He is 61-65 with a 2.28 GAA and .922 save percentage in 128 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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