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Tuukka Rask leaves game with injury

Posted on: March 3, 2012 2:44 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2012 4:27 pm
RaskBy: Adam Gretz

The Boston Bruins use Tuukka Rask more than most teams use their backup goaltender, and that's because Rask is probably good enough to be a starter on a large number of teams across the league, and along with Tim Thomas he helps to form what is arguably the best 1-2 goalie duo in the NHL.

Rask had to leave Saturday's game against the New York Islanders, a 3-2 Bruins loss, early in the second period with appeared to be a left leg injury after he attempted to make a save on a shot from Matt Martin. Rask had to be helped off the ice and did not put any weight on his left leg as he made his way to the locker room.

Following Saturday's game Boston coach Claude Julien said Rask will not accompany the team on its upcoming road trip.

In 21 starts this season Rask has posted an 11-8-3 record to go with a .929 save percentage and three shutouts. He's been Thomas' backup for each of the past three seasons and has seen significant playing time during that stretch, putting up number that have rivaled those of Thomas.

It's not a good time for the Bruins to lose him as their schedule starts to pick up down the stretch, including numerous back-to-back situations where Rask would be expected to get some starts. If he misses any extended period of time it's going to certainly add to Thomas' workload.

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Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2012 5:09 pm

Tuukka Rask leaves game with injury

Hopefully it looked worse then it actually is. Its a shame the Islanders gave up another Season. This Year they actually had Talent. The Years they had no talent they had Heart and a great work ethic . This Years Team has no heart or even comes close to playing like a Unit. This victory means nothing to a  once  Great Hockey Franchise.

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:48 pm

Tuukka Rask leaves game with injury

Didn't look good.  I hope it is minor, as the Bruins will need him for their playoff push.

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