Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 12 Days

Though Lundqvist (neck) has been cleared to practice, GM Glen Sather noted Wednesday that the goalie is a week to 10 days away from a return to action, NHL.com reports.

Lundqvist hasn't played since Feb. 2 and with Cam Talbot filling in well for him, there's no compelling reason to rush Lundqvist back. Based on the timetable presented by Sather, Lundqvist should have an opportunity to see a decent amount of action for the Rangers down the stretch run, with an eye toward having the veteran goalkeeper sharp as the postseason approaches.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 13 Days

Lundqvist (neck) was cleared to resume practicing Tuesday following a check-in with specialists.

Coach Alain Vigneault said that once Lundqvist was cleared, he'll only need a couple of practices before returning from injured reserve. However, due to the Rangers' schedule, Lundqvist won't have an opportunity to practice until Friday, according to the Bergen Record's Andrew Gross. As a result, it's looking dicey that he'll be able to return for either of the Rangers' games Saturday or Sunday, with an activation early next week a more likely scenario. The Rangers have managed just fine in their star netminder's absence, going 15-4-1 behind Cam Talbot and Mackenzie Skapski to climb into first place in the Eastern Conference.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 17 Days

Coach Alain Vigneault said Friday that Lundqvist has begun to intensify his workouts, but the team is still without a timetable for the goalie's return, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Lundqvist seems to be feeling good when he's been on the ice, but is still awaiting clearance from doctors to resume playing again. Coach Alain Vigneault indicated that Lundqvist would likely be able to play shortly after he gets cleared, so it doesn't appear that the Rangers are considering any sort of conditioning assignment before activating him.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 21 Days

Lundqvist (neck) skated again Monday, but will not travel with the team for their next three contests, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Lundqvist appears to be progressing well, but there is still no timetable for an exact return date. Given that he's not traveling with the team, the earliest he could return is Sunday's game against the Panthers. Lundqvist will likely need to practice with the team before he's activated though, so he could be sidelined for at least another week.

Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 26 Days

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.