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  • Tuukka Rask: Hangs up skates

    Rask announced his retirement from professional hockey Wednesday.

    The 34-year-old Finn spent his entire 15-year NHL career in Boston, appearing in 564 regular-season games while posting a 308-165-66 record, 2.28 GAA, .921 save percentage and a whopping 52 shutouts. Rask captured a Vezina Trophy and an Olympic bronze medal in 2014, and he also partook in three Stanley Cup Finals (winning in 2011). Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman will continue to serve as the No. 1 and 2 options between the pipes in Beantown.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Out at least one week

    Rask (lower body) is set to miss at least a week after coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters the netminder "won't be practicing this week," Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.

    Rask only re-signed with the Bruins in mid-January after dealing with a hip injury in the offseason and now finds himself sidelined once again. It's unclear if the veteran's lower-body issue is related to his hip problem. In the meantime, Jeremy Swayman was recalled from the minors and will get the start versus Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Won't dress Sunday

    Rask (lower body) will not suit up Sunday against Dallas, Kevin Paul Dumont of The Boston Globe reports.

    Rask is reportedly still day-to-day with the injury, so it's unclear how long he'll remain sidelined. With Linus Ullmark playing well and Jeremy Swayman a capable No. 2, there's not an immediate need for Rask to rush his return

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Out Friday

    Rask (lower body) is not available Friday against Arizona, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe reports.

    Rask is considered day-to-day, so he could be an option Sunday against Dallas. Troy Grosenick will serve as the backup behind Linus Ullmark on Friday.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Falls again Monday

    Rask made 22 saves on 27 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Ducks on Monday.

    Rask has now made four starts with Boston in his return, with a record of 2-2-0. He has allowed two goals in each of the two wins and five goals in each of the two losses, though he has not had to face more than 27 shots.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Defending cage Monday

    Rask will patrol the crease Monday against visiting Anaheim, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.

    Rask stopped 22 of 24 shots, delivering a 3-2 victory over Winnipeg on Saturday. Anaheim is coming off a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday. Despite winning their last outing, the Ducks have struggled in January, posting a 3-6-0 record while averaging 30.7 shots on goal.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Strong down stretch in win

    Rask stopped 22 shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Jets.

    Winnipeg took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission, but Rask stood tall the rest of the way and gave Boston a chance to complete a comeback. The 34-year-old has won two of three starts since returning to the Bruins, and he should continue alternating time in the crease with Linus Ullmark while rounding back into form.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Facing Jets on Saturday

    Rask will start against visiting Winnipeg on Saturday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.

    Rask has been anything but great in his return to NHL action, allowing seven goals on 39 shots across two appearances. He'll look to shake the rust off against a Jets squad that's averaged a modest 2.83 goals for across six games in January.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Gets early hook Tuesday

    Rask gave up five goals on 12 shots before being replaced by Linus Ullmark to begin the second period of Tuesday's 7-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

    In only his second start of the season since rejoining the Bruins, Rask got hung out to dry by his defense, and the goaltending switch was more to send a message to the team than about Rask's own performance. He's been alternating starts with Ullmark since being added to the roster, and if the pattern holds Rask might not be between the pipes again until Saturday against the Jets, giving him plenty of time to shake this one off.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Starting between pipes Tuesday

    Rask will defend the cage at home Tuesday against Carolina, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.

    Rask made his season debut last Thursday against Philadelphia, stopping 25 of 27 shots and taking home the win. On the road this season, the Hurricanes have posted a 13-4-1 record alongside top-10 averages of 32.8 shots on goal and 3.17 goals for.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Wins season debut

    Rask made 25 saves Thursday in a 3-2 win over the Flyers. It was his season debut.

    Rask inked a one-year deal worth $1 million Tuesday. He underwent hip surgery in July and looked in fine form Thursday. Rask will get plenty of rest and will probably operate in a platoon, just as he has in the past.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Will start Thursday

    Rask will make his season debut Thursday versus Philadelphia, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.

    The 34-year-old officially signed an NHL contract and joined Boston's active roster Tuesday. Rask has been consistently great since becoming the Bruins' starter in 2013, as his GAA has been no higher than 2.56 and his save percentage no lower than .912 in any of those eight seasons.

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  • Tuukka Rask: Released from tryout

    Rask was released from his professional tryout with AHL Providence on Tuesday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.

    Unfortunately for Rask, due to COVID-19 related postponements, he was unable to get onto the ice for the Bruins minor-league affiliate. The veteran netminder should rejoin Boston for practice sessions and could be in line to sign an NHL contract at some point in the near future.

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  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Signs with Bruins

    Rask (hip) signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Boston on Tuesday, PuckPedia reports.

    Rask has remain unsigned while recovering from offseason hip surgery, but he recently got into a few games with AHL Providence, indicating he's fully recovered from his hip surgery which led to Tuesday's signing. The 34-year-old netminder was rock solid with the Bruins last season, going 15-5-2 while posting a 2.28 GAA, a .913 save percentage and two shutouts. Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman have both played pretty well as Boston's top-two options in goal this season, so at this point it isn't clear how the starts will be distributed between the three netminders going forward.

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  • Tuukka Rask: Signs PTO with minor-league club

    Rask (hip) agreed to terms on a professional tryout agreement with AHL Providence on Thursday.

    Rask's PTO with the Bruins' minor-league affiliate is the first step toward the veteran netminder getting back into NHL action. Barring any setbacks, the Finn seems poised to sign a permanent NHL deal with Boston before the trade deadline, which will create a logjam on the organizational depth chart. In the meantime, the Bruins will continue to utilize the duo of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman.

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  • Tuukka Rask: Could be with Bruins in three weeks

    Rask (hip) skated with the Bruins on Sunday and could play for them in three weeks, reports NHL.com.

    Rask had surgery to fix a torn labrum in his right hip back in late July and has been working out in Boston through his rehab. Last season, he was 15-5-2 with a 2.28 GAA, .913 save percentage and two shutouts. Rask has made it clear he'll only play with the Bruins, the team he's spent his entire NHL career with. Three weeks would put him in uniform around the time the Bruins host the Canes on Jan. 18.

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  • Tuukka Rask: Practicing with Bruins

    Rask (hip) served as Boston's emergency backup goaltender at Monday's practice session, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.

    With Linus Ullmark under the weather, the Bruins called upon their former starter to fill in at practice. Before he can be officially added to the roster, Rask will need to sign a contract with Boston, something that could be on the table prior to the trade deadline.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Savonlinna, Finland
Age: 35
Experience: 14
Shoots: Left