GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Henrik Lundqvist didn’t look like a man who was back at work on Monday after a relaxing week off. Rather, he looked more like a guy who was just happy to get back in the lineup after being forced to sit and watch while understudy Alexandar Georgiev started three games in a row.
Lundqvist will be back in goal Tuesday when the Rangers host Columbus at the Garden.
“That’s why we’re here, right? To be out there with the team,’’ Lundqvist said after Monday’s practice. “Ten games to go. We’ve got to make the most of this stretch here . . . Just keep building. Nobody knows who’s going to be here next year, but right now, let’s make the most of it as a group and we’ll see how many wins we end up with in the end.’’
Tuesday’s game will be the 36-year-old Swede’s first appearance since March 10, a 4-3 shootout loss to the Panthers in Florida that was his 800th NHL career game. That made him the all-time leader in games for a goaltender born outside North America and the 15th goalie overall to reach 800 games. He is the ninth Ranger — and first Rangers goalie — to reach the plateau.
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