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Washington Capitals' Henrik Lundqvist out this year with heart issue

The next chapter of Henrik Lundqvist's career is on hold because of a heart condition that will prevent him from playing for the Washington Capitals this season.

The longtime New York Rangers goalie posted the news on social media Thursday.

"It breaks my heart (literally) to share this news: I will not be joining the Capitals this upcoming season," he said. "After many weeks of tests and conversations with specialists around the country, it's been determined that a heart condition will prevent me from taking the ice. Together, we have decided that the risk of playing before remedying my condition is too high.