Bruce Cassidy speaks about Tuukka Rask's situation

Published August 16, 2021 at 4:45

Tuukka Rask, a UFA goaltender, is anticipated to miss the rest of 2021 due to hip surgery to repair a ruptured labrum, but he should be cleared to return to hockey in early 2022 if he so desires.

The 34-year-old has had his share of injury troubles in recent seasons and has taken a personal absence from the team for family reasons, so is this Rask's final NHL game?

Well, according to Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, Rask still has plenty of game left in him and could be a very good NHL goalie if he returns. Cassidy made the remarks on TSN 1200 in Ottawa.

As we all know, Bruins GM Don Sweeney would welcome Rask back with open arms if he so desired. Sweeney stated as much in July.

The Bruins presently have over $1M in cap space, but they could simply sell a body to free up that room for Rask if he wants to return this season.

Rask, a 14-year NHL veteran, has stated that he has no interest of signing anyplace else at this point in his career.

Linus Ullmark inked a 4-year, $20M ($5M AAV) agreement with the Bruins earlier this offseason to replace Rask as starter, with 22-year-old Jeremy Swayman expected to be the backup.

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