Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask on future in Boston: ‘I’m not going to play anywhere else’


It is Boston or bust for Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask.

The upcoming free agent informed reporters Friday that he is not going to play anyplace else however Boston, in response to CLNS Media’s Evan Marinofsky. 

Rask’s feedback come after he stated earlier this yr that he intends to complete his NHL profession with the Bruins. 

“I’ve no intention to play anyplace else than the Bruins,” the previous Vezina Trophy winner stated in January, in response to’s Amalie Benjamin. “So if I am adequate to play one, two, three extra years, then so be it. If not, then so be it. In order that’s the place my head’s at.”

The 34-year-old additionally confirmed throughout his media availability that he has a torn labrum in his hip and can want surgical procedure. He expects to be recovered from surgical procedure in January or February. 

It is unclear when Rask suffered the harm, nevertheless it was recognized all through the Stanley Cup Playoffs that he was not 100% wholesome. Nonetheless, the native of Finland led the Bruins into the second spherical, the place they had been defeated by the New York Islanders in six video games.

Rask additionally handled accidents previous to the playoffs. He missed about one month earlier this season on account of a suspected again harm. When he returned for a recreation in opposition to the Islanders in March, he suffered an upper-body harm and missed much more time.

The 2-time All-Star completed the common season with a 15-5-2 report, two shutouts, a 2.28 goals-against common and .913 save proportion. Regardless of the hip harm, he went 6-4 within the playoffs with a 2.35 GAA and .919 SV%, which is fairly spectacular.

Rask has spent his whole NHL profession in Boston and has molded himself into among the best netminders in Bruins historical past. Whereas no extension has been signed but, it is affordable to imagine the Bruins will deliver him again subsequent season for one more shot on the Stanley Cup.


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