Tuukka Rask is officially back in the Bruins’ pipeline
Ty Anderson and Matt Dolloff of 985TheSportsHub.com talked plenty of Bruins in the newest episode of the Sports Hub Underground podcast, which you can listen to above.
Well, it’s official. Tuukka Rask is back in the Boston Bruins organization, for real.
Rask has been periodically working out at Warrior Ice Arena in recent months, in a Bruins jersey, so it feels like he’s been back for a while now. But the Providence Bruins made it official on Thursday, announcing that they’ve signed Rask to a professional tryout agreement (also known as a PTO).
He’ll go right back in goal, too. Rask is expected to start for Providence on Friday, Jan. 7 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
So, no NHL for Rask just yet. But you have to imagine that’s only a matter of time. Rask can only play up to 25 games for the AHL Bruins before signing a contract or agreeing to a PTO with another organization.
The Bruins may need Rask, if only for depth purposes, in the second half of the regular season, which is going to be packed with games. Even if he’s only here to help Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark get some rest, he could prove valuable. Especially if they’re signing him for minimal money.
Obviously, a good chunk of Bruins fans (many of which like to piss & moan on Twitter) are probably throwing a fit as you’re reading this article. But they’d be hard-pressed to explain how this move would actually hurt the team. He’s never won a big game! Yeah, neither have Swayman or Ullmark. You don’t know. Nobody knows.
Anyway, Ty Anderson and I talked about the Bruins’ recent hot streak and their win over the Devils in the newest episode of the Sports Hub Underground podcast, which you can listen to at the top.
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