Stalberg enjoying his summer vacation

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Stalberg enjoying his summer vacation

Coming off his best NHL season with 22 goals and 21 assists, Viktor Stalberg could continue working hard to increase his stats or reward himself with a nice summer vacation.

Based on what he told ChicagoBlackhawks.com, he's done a bit of both.

Stalberg said he's spent a majority of his time off at home in Sweden outside of a two-week trip with some friends to Mallorca, Spain.

He's also spent plenty of time with fellow Swede Niklas Hjalmarsson as the two went to Ukraine for a couple of nights to watch Sweden vs. England in the European Championship game. Hjalmarsson also attended his housewarming party.

Stalberg also said he's been doing the same strength program he's done the last couple of years, but "I haven't started skating too much yet."

When he does begin to consistently start skating again, he says "I'll be working on my shot and getting more accurate."

Based on his personal Twitter account, we also know Stalberg spent some time on the golf course and took out some anger on a wedge:

Not to happy about how my 52 degree wedge has been performing lately... @sstalberg8 twitter.comVStalbergstat Viktor Stalberg (@VStalberg) June 5, 2012

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger's time with Manchester United wound down with him being essentially frozen out of the team for an extended period, but he was still happy to see his former teammates win a European trophy on Wednesday.

Man U beat Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League final in Stockholm. The win sealed a berth in next year's Champions League for the Red Devils.

Despite the way Schweinsteiger's tenure in England ended, the German midfielder has still said positive things about the club since leaving for the Chicago Fire in March. He tweeted out a good luck message to the team ahead of the final.

Paul Pogba scored in the first half and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored in the second half to seal United's win and the trophy to end a season that included a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Schweinsteiger didn't play in any Premier League matches this season, but his last appearance for the Manchester club was as a subtitute in the Europa League round of 32 at French club Saint-Etienne.

Training with the Fire on Wednesday kept him from watching the whole final, but he said he did watch what he could.

“I’m happy for United," Schweinsteiger said after the Fire's 2-1 win against Dallas. "I’m happy for them. They are a good team and I’m happy they can play in Champions League next year.”

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