Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 11 Hrs

Lundqvist is making good progress in his recovery from a vascular injury, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

Lundqvist received a favorable prognosis when he was checked out by a doctor last week, and he has been able to take the ice and participate in individual drills over the last 7-to-10 days. While he is moving in the right direction, he is still not practicing with the rest of the team, so a definitive timetable for his return remains uncertain.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 11 Days

Lundqvist (neck) skated again Sunday, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.Lundqvist still likely remains a ways off from returning, but he has been able to stay in relatively good shape by getting in some work every once in a while. His return is expected to come closer to early-March, but his timetable will be updated when more information becomes available.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 15 Days

Lundqvist was on the ice Wednesday for the first time since being placed on injured reserve last week, Sean Hartnett of WFAN Sports Radio reports.Coach Alain Vigneault said that Lundqvist still remained under the protocol recommended for the "vascular incident" that resulted in him being shut down earlier this month. His presence on the ice Wednesday might have just been out of an effort to stay conditioned, so there's no indication that he'll return to practice in the near future. Lundqvist is still probably looking at an early-March return date, at best.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 19 Days

Lundqvist (neck) has been able to ride a stationary bike the last few days in an effort to stay conditioned, the New York Daily News reports.Lundqvist hasn't resumed skating yet, however, which means he's probably still a couple weeks away from playing again. The Rangers ruled him out last Friday for a minimum of three weeks due to his "vascular incident," but his absence could easily extend beyond that.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 23 Days

Andrew Gross of The Record relays that Lundqvist (neck) is currently on the Rangers' IR list.With Lundqvist out for a minimum of three weeks, Cam Talbot will fill in for the Rangers, with Mackenzie Skapski on hand to serve in a backup capacity.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 27 Days

The Rangers confirmed Lundqvist (neck) is dealing with a "vascular incident" stemming from the puck to the throat he took last week, Mike Brehm of USA Today reports. The team expects him to miss at least three weeks.

An earlier report from the New York Post suggested Lundqvist would miss more than a month due to the injury, so while the latest update indicates a little more optimism, the netminder is still looking at a lengthy absence. Cam Talbot is slated to serve as the Rangers' go-to goalie with Lundqvist out of commission for a bit, while the newly-recalled Mackenzie Skapski slots in as the new backup. The organization plans to consult with medical experts on Lundqvist's unique situation, with a reevaluation of his condition likely to come forth in the next week or two.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 27 Days

Coach Alain Vigneault declined to confirm reports earlier Friday suggesting Lundqvist (neck) would be sidelined for at least a month, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Vigneault would only acknowledge that Lundqvist would not travel with the team to Nashville for Saturday's game.

It's likely just the case where Vigneault and the Rangers don't want to speculate on an estimated return timetable for Lundqvist until more information on his condition becomes available, but fantasy owners need not be as prudent. Even if the goaltender's absence isn't quite as lengthy as reported, it's apparent that he's looking at more than a day-to-day window for his return. Those who have relied on Lundqvist as their top fantasy option in net may need to look no further than his backup for stability in goal, as Cam Talbot has been outstanding over the last two seasons, despite being used only sparingly. Talbot should be primed for a heavy workload if Lundqvist indeed misses significant time.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 27 Days

Lundqvist (neck) will be out for at least one month, the New York Post reports.

Initially considered day-to-day, Lundqvist is now expected to be out until at least early March. The exact nature of his injury hasn't been revealed, but it's seemingly related to Lundqvist taking a shot off the throat during Saturday's game against Carolina. He played Monday's game against the Panthers, but he has since been bothered by intermittent headaches. Cam Talbot will serve as the Blueshirts' top goaltender for at least the next few weeks, with MacKenzie Skapski currently positioned as the top backup. Given that Skapski is just 20 years old, New York may be in the market for a more experienced backup.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 27 Days

Lundqvist (neck) is not practicing Friday, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports.

Lundqvist is considered day-to-day, and he may not travel with the Rangers for Saturday's game in Nashville. With New York also scheduled to face the Stars on Sunday, Cam Talbot may end up starting one or two games this weekend.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 28 Days

Lundqvist (neck) may not accompany the Rangers for the team's next game Saturday against the Predators, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Lundqvist remains day-to-day with his neck injury, but head coach Alain Vigneault acknowledged that he may not be healthy enough to play in the Rangers' next game. If Lundqvist does indeed sit out, Cam Talbot -- who picked up the win Wednesday -- would get another start in his place.