The New York Rangers are preparing for a welcome return.
Henrik Lundqvist, who's been out of the lineup since Feb. 2 with a vascular injury, is believed to be well on the road to recovery and could return within the next two weeks, hockey insider Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBCSN.
Doctors are believed to have been very encouraged with the goaltender's progress after a visit last week. The Rangers, however, will likely exercise caution as Lundqvist nears a return to full health.
Backup Cam Talbot held his own throughout the month of February, posting a record of 8-2-2 in relief of Lundqvist. As the playoffs approach, however, the King must return to his throne in order to shake off the rust and help get the team back to the Stanley Cup Final.