— NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) September 29, 2020
This move has been speculated for months. It became a reality two weeks ago. And now it is inevitable. A trade just could not be found. The NY Rangers will part ways with their greatest goalie of all time. Lundqvist forever changed the game and the way goaltenders approach the position.
With a Henrik Lundqvist buy out, the NY Rangers will save $3 million in cap space and have a $1.5 million cap hit in 2021-2022. The move isn’t necessarily about cap savings, especially since the Marc Staal trade. This is about a clean break for both player and team, as they are headed in different directions.
Update: This is confirmed to happen tomorrow.