Boston Bruins

CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 17: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins in action against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 17, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

Tuukka Rask has officially rejoined the Boston Bruins. As previously expected, Rask returned for practice on Tuesday at Warrior Ice Arena.

Rask was the first on the ice for the B’s, according to Matt Kalman. Via the Boston Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont, defenseman Urho Vaakanainen also returned to practice, but in a red non-contact jersey.

Despite Rask’s return, it’s likely that Jaroslav Halak remains the workhorse in net as Rask eases his way back in. The Bruins head on a west coast road trip this week, starting with Wednesday in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche and continuing on Friday in Dallas and Saturday in Phoenix.

The Bruins called up Czech netminder Daniel Vladar on an emergency basis after granting Rask a leave of absence to tend to a personal matter. He’s back with the Providence Bruins at their practice, via Mark Divver.

Head coach Bruce Cassidy will likely shed more light on who’s going to be in net for the Bruins when he addresses reporters after practice.

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