The winningest goalie for the Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask recently underwent hip surgery and he is expected to miss the start of next year. He experienced these nagging injuries shortly before his team was eliminated in their second round series against the New York Islanders in six games.
Rask is hoping to sign a new contract and hopes to be ready by January. The 14th year pro recently played in the last year of his eight year $56 million contract he signed back on July 10, 2013.
This past season, the Finnish goalie missed the majority of the season playing in 24 games, yet he posted an impressive 15-5-2 along with a 2.28 goals against and .913 save percentage.
In 560 games played Tuukka Rask has a 306-163-66 record, 52 career shutouts, a 2.27 GAA and a .921 SV%. He also sports a 57-46 mark, a 2.22 goals against average, a .925 save percentage and seven shutouts in the playoffs. These numbers were all with the Boston Bruins.
|2021-07-10 03:10||CBS||Hip||Expected to be out until at least Jan 3|
|2021-06-02 03:10||USA||Undisclosed||probable: Rask is expected to tend the twine against the Islanders in Game 3 of the East Division final despite multiple nagging injuries..|
|2021-04-13 12:40||USA||Upper Body||I-R: Rask has been placed on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Islanders on Thursday..|
|2020-01-22 02:10||ESPN||Concussion||Rask (concussion) appears to be fine according to coach Bruce Cassidy, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.|
|2020-01-14 21:10||TSN||Head||day-to-day, Head – left game|
|2019-01-31 01:40||ESPN||Concussion||Coach Bruce Cassidy relayed that there is a “good chance” Rask (concussion) will play Thursday night against the Flyers.|
|2019-01-20 02:40||ESPN||Undisclosed||Rask exited Saturday’s game against the Rangers after getting crashed into by Filip Chytil.|
|2018-11-10 03:10||ESPN||Undisclosed||Rask has been granted leave of absence relating to a personal matter.|
|2018-05-12 03:10||ESPN||Ankle||Rask will require an offseason procedure to drain a bursa on his ankle, Mark Garbino of the Bruins’ official site reports.|
|2018-03-06 03:10||ESPN||Lower Body||Rask (lower body) “doesn’t look like he’ll be able to go” for Tuesday’s game against Detroit, according to head coach Bruce Cassidy.|
|2017-10-27 03:10||ESPN||Concussion||Though Rask (concussion) has been medically cleared, he’ll serve as the Bruins’ backup goalie Thursday night against the Sharks.|
|2017-05-10 03:10||ESPN||Groin||Rask underwent successful surgery to repair his injured right groin Tuesday and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017-18 NHL season.|
|2017-03-26 03:10||ESPN||Lower Body||Rask is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.|
|2017-02-04 03:10||ESPN||Groin||Rask (groin) will not practice Friday as he’s taking a day off for maintenance. Still, David Alter of The Athletic reports the goalie is expected to play against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.|
|2017-01-24 03:10||ESPN||Undisclosed||Rask was not on the ice for practice Monday as he was being evaluated by doctors after leaving Sunday’s game against the Penguins due to migraine/vision issues.|
|2017-01-15 03:10||ESPN||Undisclosed||Rask, who was forced out of Thursday’s loss to the Predators in the first period after absorbing a shot to the throat area, said afterward that he was “going to be okay,” CSN New England reports.|
|2016-10-30 03:10||ESPN||Back||Barring a pregame setback, Rask (undisclosed) will be the road starter against the Red Wings on Saturday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.|
|2016-10-23 03:10||ESPN||Undisclosed||Rask (undisclosed) won’t dress for Saturday’s game against the Canadiens, Bruins radio play-by-play announcer Dave Goucher reports.|
|2016-04-10 03:10||ESPN||Undisclosed||As expected, Rask is not available for Saturday’s regular-season finale against the Senators, ESPN’s Joe McDonald reports.|
|2016-03-24 03:10||ESPN||Undisclosed||Rask (illness) was removed from Wednesday’s game against the Rangers after the first period. He allowed two goals on eight shots in the eventual 5-2 loss.|
|2016-01-26 03:10||ESPN||Undisclosed||Rask is considered a game-time decision for Monday’s contest against the Flyers.|