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Lundqvist makes Zuccarello pick up pucks after breakaway contest win

Goalie apparently topped Wild forward, ex-Rangers teammate

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Lose the breakaway challenge, clean up pucks. Those are the rules.

Henrik Lundqvist was the apparent victor of the competition because he made his friend and ex-teammate Mats Zuccarello clean up pucks Monday.

Instagram from @hank30nyr: Mondays can be boring, but not always... 😃Wierd to see this guy in green.. 🧐#Breakawaychallenge @matszuccarello

Lundqvist and Zuccarello were teammates with the New York Rangers for nine seasons until Zuccarello was traded to the Dallas Stars on Feb. 24, which hit Lundqvist hard.

Zuccarello signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on July 1. Despite his loss to Lundqvist, Zuccarello got some good news Monday. He'll still get to wear his signature No. 36 with the Wild next season after he worked out a trade with defenseman Nick Seeler.

Tweet from @mnwildPR: Starting with 2019-2020, @zuccarello36 will wear #36 with @mnwild and Nick Seeler will now wear #55.

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