Henrik Lundqvist believes Mondays can be boring, but not when the New York Rangers goalie is beating up on Mats Zuccarello.

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist had some fun skating on Monday morning; he spent the day with his old teammate, Mats Zuccarello.


He started the video by saying, “60 breakaways on a Monday, not picking up the pucks, that’s for the loser.” The phone camera than pans over to Zuccarello, who is collecting the pucks on the ice.

At the very end of the clip, you can hear Hank say, “Don’t mind the jersey though.”

Zuccarello is wearing a Minnesota Wild practice jersey. The Hobbit was in full gear, which looked very unusual from the red, white and blue fans in this neck of the woods used to seeing him wear.

Zuccarello, traded to the Dallas Stars at the trade deadline last season, agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild when the free agency period opened earlier this month.

The forward only played two regular-season games with the Stars due to injury, but he returned for the playoffs. In 13 playoff games, Zuccarello posted four goals and seven assists.

His five-year, $30-million contract killed any hope of a possible return to New York. Of course, Zuccarello and Lundqvist remain close friends so it was not unusual to see the two practicing before training camps open in September.

Zuccarello and the Wild visit the Garden on Nov. 25. It will be the first time Zucc returns to MSG since last February.

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