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Henrik Lundqvist to be a Rangers analyst for MSG Networks

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist speaks with the media

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist speaks with the media inside the locker room at Madison Square Garden Training Center in Greenburgh on April 7. Credit: James Escher

Henrik Lundqvist will join MSG Networks as a Rangers studio analyst, the network announced on Wednesday.

The recently retired, future Hall of Fame goaltender will work select games, MSG said, joining host John Giannone and analyst Steve Valiquette. There is no set number of games, but it is expected to be around 20.

MSG said his first appearance will be on Thursday for the Stars-Rangers game.

"It’s exciting to be a rookie again, and to join my new teammates Steve and John on MSG Networks this season," Lundqvist said in a news release. "The Rangers run through my blood, and I can’t wait to break down games for the best fans in hockey."

Lundqvist will have his No. 30 retired by the Rangers on Jan. 28.

"We are thrilled to welcome Henrik Lundqvist, one of the most iconic and beloved figures in Rangers history, to the MSG Networks family and add his engaging presence to our Rangers studio team," said Andrea Greenberg, president of MSG Networks. "After an exceptional and dominant playing career on the ice, Henrik will undoubtedly continue to bring that same level of excellence to our Rangers broadcasts as an analyst this season."

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