The lockout entered its 88th day today, with more than $580 million of players' salaries lost and between $1.1 billion and $1.2 billion of league revenues lost.
"I can't even remember the last time I've been away from hockey as long as I have been now," Lundqvist added. "It feels so strange. Everything is off. Nothing is the way it's supposed to be. It's hard to imagine that it's almost Christmas but the season hasn't even started yet."
Lundqvist admitted to how much he misses the game, and how much he misses New York, and hopes the two sides can come to terms on a new CBA before it's too late.
"The fans deserve better," he said. "The game of hockey deserves better. I can't even express how much I hope we're back playing very, very soon."