Is it time for Boston to let Tuukka Rask go?

Published February 2, 2022 at 10:02

Is it time for the Boston Bruins to give up on Tuukka Rask?

When the Bruins signed the 35-year-old Rask to a one-year, $1 million contract last month, it felt like they were trying to fix something that wasn't broken.

Now that Rask is out with a lower-body injury until after the NHL All-Star break, it may be time to keep him around as a backup in case Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman falter.

Ullmark has a 2.67 goals against average and a.912 save percentage for the Black and Gold, while Swayman has a 2.31 goals against average and a.916 save percentage. In four games, Rask has a 4.28 goals against average and a.844 save percentage while looking rusty and off his angles.

He's given up 12 goals on 63 shots in his last three games, getting pulled in a rout of Carolina and looking beatable against a young, skilled Ducks team.

He is definitely not the netminder he was a few years ago. I think it's time to hang the gloves champ.

What do you think? Should Tuuka Rask retire? Let us know below.

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February 2   |   55 answers
Is it time for Boston to let Tuukka Rask go?

Should Tuuka Rask Retire?

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