The Boston Bruins announced Monday night that goaltender Tuukka Rask would be out four to six weeks with an lower abdominal/groin strain.
The backup netminder suffered the injury last Saturday in the second period of the Bruins’ game against the New York Islanders when attempting to adjust to a deflection mid-save. He collapsed immediately, in visible pain and had to be helped off the ice by teammates and some had initially speculated that Rask’s injury might keep him out for the rest of the season.
Rask was in the midst of a stellar season as Tim Thomas’ backup prior to the injury. In 23 games, he had an 11-8-3 record with a .929 Sv%, a 2.05 GAA and three shutouts.
It appears as though Rask will recover and be available at or near the start of postseason action, which is a great relief to many Bruins’ fans.
As a result of the injury to Rask, the Bruins signed veteran ‘tender Marty Turco Tuesday night to a one-year deal. Turco will join the Bruins this week if he clears waivers and be available through the end of the regular season (but not the postseason).
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