Henrik Lundqvist hasn't gotten to see "The Hamburglar" in action yet.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post was the first to report Lundqvist would make his return Thursday.
The 33-year-old netminder practiced with the team Tuesday and was optimistic about playing on the weekend.
He hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 2 thanks to a neck injury.
Lundqvist is 25-11-3 with a 2.25 goals-against average this season.