Jaroslav Halak's time with the Bruins is over, according to Bruce Cassidy.

Published May 12, 2021 at 8:18

Jaroslav Halak, who spent the previous three seasons with the Boston Bruins as a very reliable backup to starter Tuukka Rask, seems to be on his way out next season. When speaking with the media on Tuesday, head coach Bruce Cassidy made it clear.

Jeremy Swayman, a 22-year-old who did not play in the NHL until this season, will be Rask's backup in the playoffs, according to Cassidy. In 2020-21, Swayman has a 7-3-0 record with a 1.50 goals against average and a.945 save percentage in 10 games.

Originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, Halak would play parts of four season with the Habs before moving on to the St. Louis Blues, the New York Islanders, Washington Capitals and then the Bruins. At 35, it's unlikely he will retire yet, although that is certainly a possibility. However, considering the fact that he's still putting up good numbers, it's far more likely he'll find another team when he becomes an unrestricted free agent after the playoffs end.

May 12   |   266 answers
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