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Monday Morning Skate: Good News, Everyone!

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69! It's Hilarious!
69! It's Hilarious!

A couple pieces of good news about two former players and one current player for your Monday morning:

Marc Savard is joining the Ottawa 67s front office as a scout:

Marco Sturm invited family and friends for his Abschiedsspiel

Abschiedsspiel is german for "Testimonial Game" which is something that's pretty common in Europe, and I've only recently learned about. Basically, it's a retirement game. You play a friendly scrimmage and invite all the pals you played with. Aaron Ward and Zdeno Chara played on a defensive pairing like old times:

More pictures are in this gallery. You can see the rosters of "Landshut Friends" and "World Friends" (including Seidenberg, Chara, Ward, and Christian Ehrhoff on defense, Glen Metropolit playing forward, and coached by Geoff Ward) here.

Tuukka Rask stopped a cannon shot

Tuukka Rask was involved in a charity game over the weekend, as you may already know. He played defense (and let a breakaway happen leading to a goal against!) for 2 periods, but stepped into the net in the third...to stop a cannon. You can see the results above. Rask was reportedly unharmed in the ordeal, because his sticks are unbreakable.

Phew, that's a lot to get through. Hope there's something for links left for later. Sorry Giesse. Anyways, what's on tap?