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Sunday Hockey Notes

Henrik Lundqvist signs big, risky extension

It took less than five months for Tuukka Rask’s eight-year, $56 million contract to look like a bargain.

On Wednesday, the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist agreed to a seven-year, $59.5 million extension. Lundqvist’s annual average value will be $8.5 million, fifth-highest in the NHL after Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Corey Perry. Lundqvist will carry an annual cap hit $1.5 million richer than Rask and Pekka Rinne, now the second-highest-paid goalies in the league.

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