Former New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist shares positive update nearly two months after open-heart surgery

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Henrik Lundqvist takes off helmet Rangers 2018
Henrik Lundqvist takes off helmet Rangers 2018

Almost two months after undergoing open-heart surgery, former Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist continues to makes promising strides.

Wednesday on Twitter, Lundqvist shared the following message while tweeting a photo of himself in sunglasses and smiling.

"Today is a good day," Lundqvist said. "The checkup with the doctor this morning reaffirmed what I've been feeling last few weeks, everything looking great. It energized me so much I had to go out for a run."

Lundqvist added, "(FYI, I'm not a runner)," and finished with, "Today is a good day!" He ended his tweet with emojis of a smiling face and thumbs up, followed by the hashtag, "#Stepbystep."

Earlier this month, Lundqvist -- who is recovering in New York -- first revealed an update on the rehabilitation process.

"What's up, guys? Checking in from a snowy New York City. It's been a month today since the surgery and I feel good," Lundqvist said Feb. 3 in a video attached to the tweet. "Good energy, moving around. Hope you guys are well."

In a Dec. 17 announcement, Lundqvist first shared that he needed to pause his playing career for a heart condition. Eleven days later, Lundqvist added he needed to undergo open-heart surgery for the following -- an aortic valve replacement, aortic root and ascending aortic replacement.

After a 15-year career with the Rangers from 2005-20, Lundqvist had his final contract season bought out Sept. 30. The Washington Capitals signed Lundqvist to a one-year, $1.5 million deal Oct. 9.