Rask Eyes Bruins Return

Updated: August 25, 2021

Tuukka Rask is planning to return to the Boston Bruins this upcoming season once he recovers from off-season hip surgery. Despite being a free agent, Rask told WEEI 93.7 FM Boston on Wednesday that he is prepared to take a discount on his salary to return to the Bruins for a 15th season.

Rask said “I have been so lucky to be part of only one team in the NHL. For me, it’s about that pride of playing for one team and one tam only. I have no reason to chase the money anymore and go somewhere else.”

According to Rask, he has been in contact with the Bruins’ general manager Don Sweeney.

“I will be a cheap goalie for them”, Rask said.

The 34 year-old is on schedule to return to game action in January after undergoing surgery in June. “I’ll be ready to go probably around Christmas time, January”, Rask said. “So hopefully I can start skating here in a month and a half or so and then progress from there and be ready to go in January.”

Rask finished last season with a 15-5-2 record with a .913 save percentage and a 2.28 GAA, his 14th season in the NHL. He had a 6-4 record in the postseason with a .919 save percentage and a 2.36 GAA.

In the 2020-21 season, Rask played out the last of an 8-year, 56 million dollar contract that he signed in 2013.

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