Boston Bruins

Dec 5, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) defends his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins and Tuukka Rask have made it official.

Working together on an on-ice ramp-up for well over a month, and after a round of AHL postponements scrapped Rask’s plans to get some work in down in Providence this past weekend, the sides came together on a one-year, $1 million contract Tuesday.

The contract is a pro-rated deal, with Rask to set to make less than $600,000 in 2022.

The 34-year-old Rask, who has repeatedly said that it was Boston or bust for him, posted a 15-5-2 record with a .913 save percentage during the 2021 regular season, and won six games and posted a .919 save percentage during 11 postseason contests before his hip issues proved to be too much to overcome.

With Boston for his entire career, Rask has compiled a 306-163-66 record with a 2.27 goals against average, .921 save percentage, and 52 shutouts, and is the franchise’s all-time wins leader.

What this means for the current one-two tandem of Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark, of course, remains to be seen.

The most likely move is Swayman will head to the minors, where he’ll play almost every game for the P-Bruins. But the Bruins could also put Swayman on their taxi squad when the situation calls for it, and go with a three-man rotation in net. This is entirely possible for the Bruins, to be honest, as the team has an absolutely hellish grind to the end of their season, with a staggering 33 games in 65 days to close out their season.

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