Henrik Lundqvist said he hopes to resume playing in the NHL after recovering from open-heart surgery, but the Washington Capitals goalie's future will depend on his next examination later this month.

"I love it. I want to compete, and it's going to come down to testing and conversations with the doctors," Lundqvist said in an interview on NHL Network on Wednesday "It's coming up, so we're getting close to that point. And until then, I just keep grinding, and then we'll see what happens."